The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

The Mermaid of Black Conch

Monique Roffey

190 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction literary magical realism emotional mysterious sad medium-paced
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April 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch, at the start of the rainy season. A fisherman sings to himself in his pirogue, waiting for a catch – but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn’t expect. Aycayia, a beautifu...

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Community Reviews Summary of 3,050 reviews

Moods

emotional 70%
sad 55%
mysterious 54%
reflective 46%
adventurous 39%
dark 31%
tense 19%
challenging 17%
hopeful 15%
inspiring 10%
informative 3%
funny 2%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 60%
slow 21%
fast 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 48% | Character: 38% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 94% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 28% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.82

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