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Title: Dancing on Knives
Author: Kate Forsyth

Expected Publication: June 2, 2015


At twenty, Sara is tormented by an inexplicable terror so profound she hasn't left her home in five years. Like the mermaid in the fairytale her Spanish grandmother once told her, Sara imagines she is Dancing on Knives, unable to speak. She feels suffocated by her family, especially her father – the famous artist Augusto Sanchez – whose volcanic passions dominate their lives.
Then one stormy night, her father does not come home. His body is found dangling from a cliff face. Astonishingly, he is still alive, but the mystery of his fall can only be solved by the revelation of long-held family secrets.

Why I am lurking on this: It says mermaids, and not just any kind, but the lore where they feel like knives stabbing their feet as they walk on land. Can't pass this up! Even though I haven't even touched the other trilogy by Forsyth still laying around on my pile...

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17 thoughts on “WoW #133 - Dancing on Knives”

  1. Oh! This sounds awesome! I've always loved that bit of mermaid lore where walking on land feels like knives. It always made the little mermaid story so much better, since it's even more of a sacrifice for her.

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