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Whale Fall by Elizabeth O'Connor

Set on a remote Welsh island in the 1930s, this lyrical debut studies the tension of in-between spaces.

A young woman is torn between desires to leave and to stay. A community is in danger of dying out.

This story stays with you long after the last page.

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