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Passiontide Signed Edition

The electrifying new novel from the author of The Mermaid of Black Conch

Monique Roffey author


Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Published:27th Jun '24


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Four women spark a revolution on a Caribbean island – the electrifying new novel from the Costa-winning author of The Mermaid of Black Conch.
‘Vital, enraging and brilliant. I loved it’ SARAH WINMAN

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 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.

‘Extraordinary… pulsates with the rebel spirit of women’

'The best book I have read in years. It’s so wonderful: so rich, inspiring, funny, moving. A true chronicle of hope, in sisterhood, community, faith and men’

* A Guardian Book to Look Out For in 2024 *


‘Monique Roffey is a unique talent’ Bernardine Evaristo

‘A daring, mesmerising novel’ Maggie O’Farrell

‘Wonderful, immersive, evocative . . . A masterclass of world-building’ Bridget Collins

‘Once I had started it, I couldn’t stop . . . brilliant’ Clare Chambers

Passiontide is a bold rallying cry of a novel. Vital, enraging and brilliant. I loved it -- SARAH WINMAN, author of Still Life
Monique Roffey is a unique talent -- BERNARDINE EVARISTO
Set on the fictional Caribbean island of ­­­St Colibri, Monique Roffey’s Passiontide is an extraordinary exploration of the magical possibilities of collective action, and pulsates with the rebel spirit of women. Activists, sex-workers and obeah women occupy the pages of this brilliantly told narrative of struggle and uprising – which is also a subtle and shape-shifting call to arms -- HANNAH LOWE, Costa Book of the Year-winning author of The Kids
A daring, mesmerising novel that continually unseats expectation – I was deliciously unsure, throughout, what would happen next -- MAGGIE O'FARRELL on The Mermaid of Black Conch
On a Caribbean island, four women spark a revolution in Monique Roffey’s Passiontide. Roffey explores the history of the Caribbean, gender and violence with spellbinding results -- Books for 2024 * i-D *

ISBN: 9781787303188-S

Dimensions: 240mm x 156mm x 40mm

Weight: 750g

368 pages