By Jane Rogers
(Overlook Press, Hardcover, 9781585670765, 260pp.)

Publication Date: November 2000

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The New York Times Book Review called Jane Rogers' Mr. Wroe's Virgins "an engaging, serious, and gleefully ironic novel, one that leaps headlong into the most ambitious territories: faith, love, and existential meaning". In Island, Rogers describes a place where things are not quite as they appear; a strange place where the murder of a reclusive woman is not a cut and dried case.

Nikki Black, intent on punishing the mother who abandoned her at birth, goes to the island with only one aim in mind: revenge. But her plans are confounded by the discovery of family connections she knew nothing about. A brother strangely possessed by their mother, a brother with a terrifying violent streak, an apparent simpleton whose head is filled with the stories of past Islanders, crofters, Vikings, little people. A brother whose dangerous love and strange quotes seeing the world transform Nikki's life.

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