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Monique Roffey

Autor(a) de The White Woman on the Green Bicycle

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About the Author

Monique Roffey is now center director at The Arvon Foundation's residential center for writers in Devon.

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Obras por Monique Roffey

The Mermaid of Black Conch (2020) 376 exemplares
Archipelago (2012) 95 exemplares
Sun Dog (2002) 82 exemplares
House of Ashes (2014) 29 exemplares
With the Kisses of His Mouth (2011) 16 exemplares
The Tryst (2017) 12 exemplares

Associated Works

New Writing 13 (2005) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares


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The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey em Orange January/July (Julho 2011)


We start with current day story of George and Sabine. They are older, Sabine is bitter, they are both generally unlikable. Than the story goes to the 1950s, Than the last section is the 70s. These were not people I cared about. I think it would have been better to have started in the 50s when they first came to Trinidad and move forward.
nx74defiant | 30 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2024 |
This was an interesting story that brought forward sadness, hope, and mystery. The characters were all interesting and fun to follow. The ending left you wanting more, but not too much more. Overall I enjoyed it.
HauntedTaco13 | 16 outras críticas | Dec 29, 2023 |
Truly a beautiful story of love, family, betrayal and friendship. I came across this book while looking for adult mermaid stories and this was recommended to me. Im only surprised I didn’t find it earlier!

So, where to begin? It’s the story of David Baptiste, a young fisherman who rescues a mermaid off the coast of Black Conch, a Caribbean island. She was about to be sold off by American tourists, and he brings her into hiding, and they fall in love in the process. There’s also a sideplot with a friend who helps him and befriends the mermaid, and is part of a second love story with her estranged husband and father of her son. That’s the very basics of this story.

This is told in 4 POVs, with David (in the form of journal entries), Arcadia (the main supporting character), the mermaid Aycayia (told in verse), and a few POV scenes with the American tourists.

This story was so compelling. The writing style is a bit different from what I was used to (in Caribbean-style English), but I didn’t have any trouble understanding it. It was always clear whose head we were in. Omniscient POV with all but Aycayia’s scenes. At the same time, it was heartbreaking, with the way the tourists treated Aycayia, and feeling her despair that she may never become a full woman again since she was cursed by her people centuries ago, because they were jealous of her beauty. I felt her initial mistrust toward the islanders, David in particular. And my heart warmed when she started warming to them.

And that ending tugged at my heartstrings! Not everyone gets a happy ending here, but it does give you hope that there might be one in the future.

Plus, this is quite short at about 240 pages for the e-book. Recommended if you like mermaid stories, don’t mind trying out a different writing style, and want to feel the feels.
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galian84 | 16 outras críticas | Dec 1, 2023 |



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