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The Black Peacock

by Rachel Manley

Black Peacock, The

ISBN: 9781770865082

Format: Trade Paperback w/ flaps
Size: 5.5" x 8.13"


FIC019000 FICTION / Literary

FIC014000 FICTION / Historical

Price: $22.95


Publication Date: October 14, 2017



Friends since attending university in Jamaica, Lethe and Daniel have long realized they would never be good for each other. But Lethe is Daniel’s muse, and theirs is a connection that proves unbreakable as they spend the next thirty years crisscrossing the Caribbean and travelling the world in search of work, love, and home. Now, Daniel has become an internationally renowned prize-winning poet, and Lethe aspires to be a writer in her own right. His invitation to her to join him at an isolated retreat, Peacock Island, gives them both a chance to reflect on the life they've shared.


The debut novel by Governor General’s Literary Award-winning author Rachel Manley, The Black Peacock is the story of two unforgettable characters, adrift on the ever-changing tides of the Caribbean, who are united by something less than passion but more than love.

Shortlisted, 2018 The Amazon Canada First Novel Award


The Black Peacock tells an engaging story of a love affair in a state of suspended animation. Themes of grief, family, and the writing life course through a novel in which ‘living is just a long corridor of echoes.’”

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