For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand.
Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life–until the unthinkable happens.
Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Karen Russell, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.
“Where the Crawdads Sing” is a painfully gorgeous first novel that is immediately a murder mystery, a coming-of-age description and a festivity of nature, Owens here reviews the desolate marshlands of the North Carolina coastline through the eyes of a deserted child. This novel has been authored by Delia Owens. She is the author of three international bestselling nonfiction books Cry of the Kalahari,
The Eye of Elephant, and Secrets of Savanna. She is also the winner of John Burroghs and authored The African Journal of Ecology and International Wildlife. After starting the book to read, I have been left no option except to end it. Kya’s life becomes an ingredient of mine and the characters freeze to live on the page.
- Hardcover: Ebook
- Publisher: Delia Owens
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 978-0735219090
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