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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock

作者 : Imogen Hermes Gowar

出版社 : HARVILL PRESS

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定價 : NT 499

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「有趣又充滿魅力,這本小說無疑是這位年輕作者寫作事業的開端」
--Vogue雜誌

一九七五年九月的某個傍晚,商人喬納‧漢考克聽見一陣急促的敲門聲,敲門的是他雇用的其中一位船長,這位船長告訴漢考克他把船賣了,替漢考克買了一隻美人魚。隔天附近所有人都在討論這隻美人魚,漢考克不僅用這隻美人魚來展示收錢,還因此認識了當地知名的交際花安潔莉卡‧尼爾。兩人各自有其野心、慾望,隨著關係慢慢發展,兩人即將會發現無價的寶物需要用至高的代價來交換,小心你所許的願望,因為它可能會成真。

這本出道作受到讀者好評,許多書評表示本書特別之處在於主角們個性鮮明,故事情節架構成功,你也許不喜歡主角們,但絕對會好奇接下來他們會發生甚麼事情;故事發生在英國喬治亞時期,滿滿的古典英國元素,讓喜愛這類小說的讀者們愛不釋手。

作者有考古學、人類學、藝術史的學術背景,寫作靈感來自他工作的博物館裡的藝術品,這本出道作入圍英國知名女性寫作雜誌MsLexia的MsLexia First Novel Competition、第一屆Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers’ Award決選。


This voyage is special. It will change everything…

One September evening in 1785, the merchant Jonah Hancock hears urgent knocking on his front door. One of his captains is waiting eagerly on the step. He has sold Jonah’s ship for what appears to be a mermaid.

As gossip spreads through the docks, coffee shops, parlours and brothels, everyone wants to see Mr Hancock’s marvel. Its arrival spins him out of his ordinary existence and through the doors of high society. At an opulent party, he makes the acquaintance of Angelica Neal, the most desirable woman he has ever laid eyes on… and a courtesan of great accomplishment. This meeting will steer both their lives onto a dangerous new course, on which they will learn that priceless things come at the greatest cost.

Where will their ambitions lead? And will they be able to escape the destructive power mermaids are said to possess?

In this spell-binding story of curiosity and obsession, Imogen Hermes Gowar has created an unforgettable jewel of a novel, filled to the brim with intelligence, heart and wit.
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