The Black Peacock

ISBN: 9781770865082

Price: $22.95

Format: Trade Paperback

Size: 5.50" x 8.125"

Publication Date: Oct 14, 2017

FIC019000 FICTION / Literary
FIC014000 FICTION / Historical

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.'"

Quill & Quire





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.