For ages Barkley cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast was haunted by rumors of the ‘Marsh Girl’. When handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the authorities immediately suspects the so called marsh girl Kya Clark but she isn’t what they say. Intelligent and kid glove Kya survived for years being in the Marsh shadow, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. then the time comes when she craves to get touched and loved, it’s when two young gentle men are fascinated by Kya’s wild beauty she starts opening up to a new life until the unimaginable happens.
It’s perfect for the fans of Karen Russell and Barbara Kingsolver; it’s an exquisite ode to the natural world. A disturbing coming age story and a mysterious story of a likely murder. Owens throws the light on the fact that we are eternally shaped by the children we once were, and that we all have some dark secrets that nature keeps.
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