Set on the remote fictional island of Parla, this is the powerful tale of love, loss and the lore of the sea. Four years after the islanders lost Tom to the sea - a much loved son, brother and husband - an un-named, unclothed man bearing a startling resemblance toTom, is washed onto their shores. Some say he is a mythical man from the sea; others are deeply suspicious of him. For Tom’s widow, Maggie, this stranger brings love back to the isle. But as the days pass he also changes every one of them – and the time comes for his story to be told…Tender, lyrical and redemptive, The Silver Dark Sea is the beautiful new novel from Susan Fletcher, author of Eve Green (winner of Whitbred First
Novel award). It is a story about what life can give and take from us, when we least expect it – and how love, in all its forms, is the greatest gift of all.