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.

Squid, Octopus, M, Calamari, Meeresbewohner, Food
image source: pixabay public domain

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