The Tide Knot

The Tide Knot

By Helen Dunmore

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780060818555, 330pp.

Publication Date: January 29, 2008

Description

In a seaside town of sandy beaches and ocean breezes, Sapphy has never felt so far from the sea. The crowded shore at St. Pirans is nothing like the cove at Sapphy's old home, where she first found her way into the underwater world of Ingo.

But Ingo's pull is strong, and it always finds a way. Soon Sapphy and her brother, Conor, are swimming beneath the waves again, riding the currents and teasing their Mer friend Faro. As Sapphy goes deeper into Ingo, she learns to feel more at home in the sea even as she begins to be aware of its dangers.

There's the danger of going in too deep, and breaking the delicate balance between Sapphy's life on land and her life in Ingo. There's the mysterious disappearance of Sapphy's father, an experienced sailor who should never have drowned. And then there's Ingo itself a restless power as old as the world, as strong as the tides, and more dangerous than anything Sapphy has ever known.



About the Author
HELEN DUNMORE is a novelist, a short story writer, and a poet. She has written twenty-two children s books, including Brother Brother, Sister Sister; The Lilac Tree; The Seal Cove; and the bestselling Ingo series. She has written nine adult books including A Spell of Winter, which won the 1996 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her poetry collections have won the Poetry Society s Alice Hunt Bartlett Award and the Signal Poetry Award. Helen Dunmore was born in Yorkshire, England, and now lives in Bristol with her husband and children. Visit her online at www.helendunmore.com.