Reading: Sea hearts, by Margo Lanagan

Originally published here on 15 August 2015 at fantasticascifi.com.

‘The secrets gusted about the streets with the leaves and litter, thick enough in the air to choke me.’

This one sentence is a good indication of both the style and the substance of Margo Lanagan’s Sea hearts, published in the US and UK as The Brides of Rollrock Island. There’s something very claustrophobic about the book, which is filled with secrets and the language is beautifully constructed. Continue reading Reading: Sea hearts, by Margo Lanagan