The Fishcastle stands proud and high over the seaside village of Proudie Bay, where the sea meets the land. It is home to the Hardwicks - Marlin, teller of tales and charmer of snakes and women; his daughter, Jennifer, who keeps house; and his son, Gulliver, perfect in form but flawed in spirit. Creaking with secrets and a menagerie of creatures, the Fishcastle gathers many others into its rambling rooms and garden. One eventful summer under the Fishcastle's roof their lives are changed forever.
©2000 Elizabeth Stead (P)2001 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"A polished and quirky seaside family fable with a magic-realism edge." (The Weekend Australian)
"A powerful debut…a strong novel." (Sydney Morning Herald)
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