Leven never forgot his mother’s terrible warning. So how could he explain his strange attraction to water, his powerful sensitivity to it, his extraordinary ability, once he rebels in adolescence, to swim as though possessed?
Water is Leven’s natural element.
And it’s water that finally takes the one he loves and destroys everything he has.
Set on the Orkney Islands in the mysterious realm of Selkie mythology, Leven’s story of lost identity, lost love, and the search for redemption leads him from the familiar streets of London to a terrifying meeting with the dark and volatile man who will change his heart forever. Something in the water is coming for Leven. But can a man born of chaos ever calm the storm?
In July 2012, Body of Water was 1 of 10 books long-listed for the Polari First Book Prize, the prize for a first book which explores the LGBT experience.
Body of Water is available now.