Every Seventh Wave has strong echoes of Fiona Mozley’s Elmet and Evie Wyld’s All the Birds, Singing. Strongly lyrical, the novel also serves as a literary thriller, with a suspenseful pace that builds to its redemptive finale. People-trafficking, fraternal love and violence are the fulcrum the novel turns on, the latter rippling outwards, sparing no one. Every Seventh Wave is a literary tale of the fates we tether ourselves to, how seemingly benign encounters can provoke both hope and devastation.
‘a stunning novel that walks a taut, fine line on one side of which is terror and on the other tenderness.’ —Wyl Menmuir
‘A moving and compelling story of love, loss and the possibility of redemption.’ —Ben Smith, author of Doggerland
‘Vividly written, morally complex, unforgettably moving.’ —Graham Mort