Paperback: 272 pages

Publisher: Lightning Books

Launch date: 6 July 2017

ISBN-13: 978-1-78563-036-1

The Shifting Pools

Zoë Duncan


"A beautiful, moving story that skilfully stitches together the fragmented pieces of a brutalised and shattered soul so that it just might fly again" – Emma Jane Kirby

Fleeing war and the death of her family, Eve has carefully constructed a new life for herself in London.

Yet she is troubled by vivid, disturbing dreams, symptoms of her traumatic past, which intrude increasingly on her daily life. As she is drawn further into her dream world, she finds herself caught up in a fresh battle for survival.

A dark, lyrical fantasy about healing and reconnecting with the full richness of the self.








Zoë Duncan

Having spent her childhood throughout the Middle East and Africa, Zoë Duncan has a PhD in Middle Eastern geopolitics and a background in teaching, policy advice, art and writing.

She lives between Cornwall and Buckinghamshire with her children and three cats. The Shifting Pools is her first novel.

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