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One day a mysterious old book arrives on Simon Watson’s doorstep. Filled with elaborate script, sketches, and whimsical flourishes, it tells of doomed lovers and generations of circus “mermaids” who have drowned—just like Simon’s mother. Could there be a curse on his family? And could his sister, who reads tarot cards for a traveling carnival, be the next one in danger?
The Book of Speculation is Erika Swyler's gorgeous and moving debut, a wondrous novel about the power of books, family, and magic.
“A dazzling debut… quirky, raucous, and bewitching.” —Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants and At the Water’s Edge
“A luscious experience—dark, sweet, and wild.” —Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love
The Book of Speculation is on sale 6.23.2015.
Born and raised on Long Island's North Shore, ERIKA SWYLER learned to swim before she could walk, and happily spent all her money at traveling carnivals. She blogs and has a baking Tumblr with a following of 60,000. Erika recently moved from Brooklyn back to her hometown, which inspired the setting of the book. The Book of Speculation is her debut novel.