The Oyster Thief: A Novel by Sonia FaruqiThe Oyster Thief: A Novel by Sonia Faruqi

The Oyster Thief: A Novel

bySonia Faruqi

Hardcover | October 2, 2018

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Within the pages of The Oyster Thief, we meet Coralline—a mermaid whose idyllic life is ruined by an oil spill that gravely sickens her little brother—who must embark on a desperate quest for a legendary elixir in order to save him.

On her journey, she encounters a human business tycoon, Izar, who’s found himself inexplicably transformed into a merman. He is searching for the same elixir in order to return to human form and to his life at the helm of Ocean Dominion, a corporation whose ships plunder the waters Coralline calls home.

Putting aside their intrinsic enmity, Coralline and Izar decide to work together to find the elixir—even as they compete with one another for it. Their pasts threaten to tear them apart, while a growing attraction adds to the danger. Ultimately, each of them faces an impossible choice. Should Coralline remain with the world she knows, including her fiancé, or should she relinquish everything for a stranger who might betray her? And Izar holds a secret of his own—one that might cause him to lose Coralline forever.

Sonia Faruqi is the author of critically acclaimed Project Animal Farm. A masterful storyteller, she pushes the boundaries of imagination in her debut novel, The Oyster Thief. She lives in Toronto and her website is
Title:The Oyster Thief: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 2, 2018Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1681777916

ISBN - 13:9781681777917


Editorial Reviews

Sonia Faruqi had me at the word "mermaid." The Oyster Thief creates a lush, imaginary underwater world that somehow manages to reinforce the reality of the need for environmental awareness—it’s unlike anything I’ve ever read. — Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great ThingsAn engaging account about this most secretive of global enterprises. — J. M. Coetzee, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature (Praise for PROJECT ANIMAL FARM)Every so often a book comes along that has the power to alter the course of history. Project Animal Farm is that potent. People will be talking about this book for decades. — John Robbins, author of THE FOOD REVOLUTION [Praise for Project Animal Farm]Sonia Faruqi shines a brave light on what, by many estimates, is the most pressing issue of our time. — Jonathan Balcombe, author of WHAT A FISH KNOWS [Praise for Project Animal Farm]The book begs a comparison to Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. — Publishers Weekly (starred review) [Praise for Project Animal Farm]