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Legend of the Selkie (ebook)

@ Chris Lewando

“You’ve captured west Ireland perfectly. Legend of the Selkie truly belongs in the ‘literary’ category.”

The story opens with a fishing tragedy, in which Grainne’s husband, Colm, is one of four young men who apparently perish. Grainne comes to terms with an unexpected pregnancy while mourning the child’s father. When Colm is discovered alive, many months later, everyone says it’s a miracle. Grainne is not so sure. Local gossip hints that Colm’s mother was a selkie, and it’s possible Colm believes this, so she fears for her son’s life. The novel, set on the rugged backbone of a West Cork peninsula, with its wild coastline, tight communities, and lingering tradition of story-telling, provides a believable backdrop for a tale which blends a contemporary setting with myth, superstition, and a wisp of fey.

Bookoutre says: I love the setting, the atmosphere and the brilliantly claustrophobic lives that you created in Legend of the Selkie. This is a well-plotted, beautifully characterised, and cleverly executed novel. I see it sitting very successfully on a literary list. You’re obviously an extremely competent and talented writer, I’ll be waiting to see it in print in Waterstones!

Available only as an ebook at this time.



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Chris has been an upholsterer, a teacher, an energy assessor, and a long-time PA to high level executives in a multi-national company. She was also PA to Susan George, the actress best known for Straw Dogs. She has a degree in English, an MA in Creative Writing, and has been a tutor for the London School of Journalism for many years. She has been a keen caver and diver, but never at the same time (she’s not suicidal). She earned a paraglider licence in New Zealand, and has ridden motor bikes since she was 16. She lives in  rural west Cork with her husband and a bundle of cats, dogs, and other animals. She and her husband play Irish trad music. Cutting her teeth on mainstream genre (Virgin  Imprints), writing with a broader brush finally led to the birth of Legend of the Selkie, a more literary concept. She had a short fiction series published in the Cork Echo, and short stories published in the UCC and UCD literary magazines.

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