Big Low Tide by Candy Neubert

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In Candy Neubert's novel 'Big Low Tide' set on a small island in the Channel, Brenda, a feisty barmaid at the local pub suddenly finds herself raising her two young boys alone as her estranged husband, Peter, realizing he cant take the children with him leaves for Ireland in search of better prospects and a trip at sea. Worn down by the constant struggle and pregnant with a third child whose father is nowhere to be seen, Brenda's spark begins to dwindle and her children become more and more unruly. No longer able to cope she moves in with her sister in law, Elsa, who without warning walks out one day leaving the run of the house to Brenda. Seeing Brenda's slow decline, a friend persuades Peter to return and soon after on a wild and windy night, her youngest son disappears. As they search for the boy little do they know how close they are to finding something dark and terrible. This is a powerful story of reconciliation, hope and the wreckage of relationships broken, its dark undercurrents proving all is rarely as it first may seem.

About Candy Neubert

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Candy Neubert is the author of two poetry books, Island and Zen Frog, and a novel, Foreign Bodies. She has received numerous literary awards and prizes, including the Bridport Prize and the Cardiff Poetry Prize. Her poetry has been widely featured in magazines and anthologies, including Poetry London, Poetry Review, Rialto, and the Times Literary Supplement.
Published May 15, 2012 by Seren. 150 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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