by Monique Roffey


Four women spark a revolution on a Caribbean island - the electrifying new novel from the Costa-winning author of The Mermaid of Black Conch

Early one morning, at the close of St Colibri's carnival, a young female steel-pan player is found dead beneath a cannonball tree. It is a discovery that will transform the lives of everyone on this small island.

As the days pass, this shocking event draws together four women. There's Sharleen, a journalist with an eye for the real story. Her childhood friend Tara, the pink-haired, straight-talking star of the local activism scene. Gigi, the 'notorious' founder of the Port Isabella Sex Workers Collective. And Daisy, first lady of St Colibri, who is haunted by a disappearance in her own family decades ago.

In a community in which women's voices are often silenced and violence against them is often overlooked, the group soon find themselves compelled to speak out - and to act. But even they could never have foreseen the consequences of their courage...

Passiontide is a fiercely alive novel about women daring to imagine a different world. It confirms Monique Roffey as one of our most spellbinding storytellers.

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 368 Pages
Imprint: Harvill Secker
Published: June 2024
ISBN: 9781787303980

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