Review: The Seawomen by Chloe Timms

If you thought The Handmaiden’s Tale was great but needed mermaids, then Chloe Timms has answered your call with her rebellious debut about the bonds that shackle us to rigid communities and the desire for a spell to come along and set us free. Savage winds, overzealous fishermen and ominous storms linger on every page of this enjoyably stark debut: if you like your sea stories cold, The Seawomen is a no-brainer.

Review: The Many by Wyl Menmuir

Menmuir is the architect of a deeply complex narrative structure. His characters aren’t just components of the story, they inhabit it within themselves and project it onto each other, dispersing the themes and breaking them down like sunlight in the depths of the sea.