Mara’s island is one of stories and magic. She knows she’ll eventually end her days atop the cliff, turned to stone and gazing out at the horizon like all the villagers that went before her, drawn by the otherworldly call of the sea. Her whole family will be there too, even her brother Bee and her sister Islay.
But the island and the sea do what they want, and when they claim a price from her family, Mara’s world changes forever.
As years pass and Mara grows into herself and her scars, a chance meeting with the magnetic Pearl brings magic to life once more in ways that Mara never thought possible, in a story that she never would have dreamed for herself before.
The enchanting spiritual prequel to The Gracekeepers, Kirsty Logan’s The Gloaming is a present-day fable that brims over with dazzling imagination and captivating language.
Katie McGowan manages the translation rights for The Gloaming
The Gloaming is a lyrical tale of family and isolation and love, brought to life through the magic of Logan’s unique imagination and exquisite prose.
Prepare to enter a book of otherworldly tales and delights, of selkies and mermaids, of family and loves
An outlandish coming-of-age story, Kirsty Logan’s second novel blurs the line between sea and land as elegantly as it blends real life and mermaid tales.