Just posting my usual book image post. #BookSnapSunday is a weekly bookish Instagram meme hosted here at Gum trees and Galaxies.com, if you would like to join in please feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments below. All you have to do is post an image of a book. Happy reading!
This week’s book is Erin Hortle’s captivating The octopus and I. I have been blown away by some amazing writing from Australian writers recently like Charlotte McConaghy with The Last Migration and now Hortle’s The Octopus and I. This is a book about identity and environment: Lucy is recovering from breast cancer and major surgery, battling with body image and identity. A dramatic encounter with an octopus sets Lucy on a fascinating journey. Set on the wild Tasman coast Hortle beautifully evokes character and place. It is hard to believe this is a debut novel. It is a gorgeous and compelling read.
From the blurb: A stunning debut novel set on the Tasmanian coast that lays bare the wild, beating heart at the intersection of human and animal, love and loss, and fear and hope.