[PDF / Epub] ✩ Shark's Egg: A Novel ☉ Henrietta Rose-Innes – Dolove.info

Shark's Egg: A Novel A Dark Coming Of Age Story Set In Cape Town, Shark S Egg Tells The Story Of Anna S Schoolgirl Friendship With The Magnetic, Destructive Leah, And Their Ambiguous Adult Relationship Alan, Anna S First Lover, Becomes The Focus Of A Moral And Sexual Struggle Between Them As Adults Played Out Against The Menacing Backdrop Of The Sea Beautifully written Although I couldn t stop thinking Literary Single White Female although that is rather misleading Spooky Eloquent. I loved this little but intense book Rose Innes s story is compelling and her use of figurative language masterful The sea, and its myriad treasures contained therein, is an extended metaphor that forms the backdrop to the coming of age exploration of Johanna s life from high school days into early adulthood Johanna reinvents herself as Anna and is clearly a troubled soul yet we are only privy to a single glimpse into her childhood a chilly grey walk along the ocean s edge with her mother The sparse subtle description suggests complex family relations but we view Johanna s world through a lens that sweeps us along as we consider aspects of her adolescence filled with sexual tension and peer group issues.The chapter titles enhanced the plot and its lyricism for me Tension mounts as Leah resurfaces in the story Rose Innes crafts her central character in such a way that the reader at times questions her mental health and her supernatural ability The dark, brooding atmosphere builds as Anna s previously entirely fulfilling relationship with Alan begins to unravel I was left guessing what the climax and resolution of this book would be.Shark s Egg was published in 2000 and I plan to read Rose Innes s Nineveh published in 2011 next I do think the cover could be appealing and don t feel it does the content justice. Set in Cape Town, South Africa, this book is written from the perspective of a troubled young girl who becomes a troubled young woman Don t let the amateur cover design fool you this book is far from amateur I m just not sure how I feel about it The writing is very good, but the story is quitedark It gives me the same feeling as an Edgar Alan Poe book does without even being in that genre This book is not a horror, or a paranormal thriller, or even a mystery book It s just a drama and yet it still manages to give you the willies a bit.

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