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The Brides of Rollrock Island

(2012)
(Sea Hearts)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel (nominee)
Rollrock island is a lonely rock of gulls and waves, blunt fishermen and their homely wives. Life is hard for the families who must wring a poor living from the stormy seas. But Rollrock is also a place of magic - the scary, salty-real sort of magic that changes lives forever. Down on the windswept beach, where the seals lie in herds, the outcast sea witch Misskaella casts her spells - and brings forth girls from the sea - girls with long, pale limbs and faces of haunting innocence and loveliness - the most enchantingly lovely girls the fishermen of Rollrock have ever seen.

But magic always has its price. A fisherman may have and hold a sea bride, and tell himself that he is her master. But from his first look into those wide, questioning, liquid eyes, he will be just as transformed as she is. He will be equally ensnared. And in the end the witch will always have her payment.

Margo Lanagan has written an extraordinary tale of desire, despair and transformation. In devastatingly beautiful prose, she reveals unforgettable characters capable of unspeakable cruelty - and deep unspoken love. After reading about the Rollrock fishermen and their sea brides, the world will not seem the same.


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September 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Brides of Rollrock Island
Author(s): Margo Lanagan
ISBN: 0-375-86919-0 / 978-0-375-86919-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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September 2012 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Brides of Rollrock Island
Author(s): Margo Lanagan
ISBN: 0-375-96919-5 / 978-0-375-96919-5 (USA edition)
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February 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Brides of Rollrock Island
Author(s): Margo Lanagan
ISBN: 0-85756-033-6 / 978-0-85756-033-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: David Fickling Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Brides of Rollrock Island
Author(s): Margo Lanagan
ISBN: 0-375-87336-8 / 978-0-375-87336-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ember
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April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Brides of Rollrock Island
Author(s): Margo Lanagan
ISBN: 1-84992-112-1 / 978-1-84992-112-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: David Fickling Books (PB)
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January 2012 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Sea Hearts
Author(s): Margo Lanagan
ISBN: 1-74237-505-7 / 978-1-74237-505-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia
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Audio Editions

December 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Sea Hearts
Author(s): Margo Lanagan
ISBN: 1-4890-8475-4 / 978-1-4890-8475-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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January 2014 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Sea Hearts
Author(s): Margo Lanagan
ISBN: 1-4862-0466-X / 978-1-4862-0466-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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January 2014 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Sea Hearts
Author(s): Margo Lanagan
ISBN: 1-4862-0468-6 / 978-1-4862-0468-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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January 2014 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Sea Hearts
Author(s): Margo Lanagan
ISBN: 1-4862-0467-8 / 978-1-4862-0467-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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January 2014 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Sea Hearts
Author(s): Margo Lanagan
ISBN: 1-4862-0469-4 / 978-1-4862-0469-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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November 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sea Hearts
Author(s): Margo Lanagan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Brides of Rollrock Island
Author(s): Margo Lanagan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Brides of Rollrock Island
Author(s): Margo Lanagan
Publisher: RHCP Digital
Availability: Amazon UK