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A Quiet Tide by Marianne Lee

A Quiet Tide

Marianne Lee

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Imprint: New Island Books
Publisher: New Island Books
Publication date: 3 Jun 2020
ISBN: 9781848407541
5 stars out of 5
Patricia O'Reilly
9 Jun 2020

"exquisitely written"

This is a gem of a book, exquisitely written with an Austen delicacy of prose. It abounds with similes—‘hair shone like the sleek pelt of some wild creature’ and ‘voices rose and fell like the rattle of nesting starlings’—as well as metaphors: ‘chickens, their pink legs shrieking in excitement’ and birthing had left her ‘hollow as a burst seed pod’.