Format Hardcover
Publication Date 10/02/18
ISBN 9781681777917
Trim Size / Pages 9 x 6 in / 304

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The Oyster Thief

A Novel

Sonia Faruqi

Brimming with adventure and intrigue, The Oyster Thief plunges readers into a vast underwater world harboring a mysterious secret.

Within the pages of The Oyster Thief, we meet Coralline—a mermaid whose idyllic life is ruined by an oil spill that gravely sickens her little brother—who must embark on a desperate quest for a legendary elixir in order to save him. On her journey, she encounters a human business tycoon, Izar, who’s found himself inexplicably transformed into a merman. He is searching for the same elixir in order to return to human form and to his life at the helm of Ocean Dominion, a corporation whose ships plunder the waters Coralline calls home. Putting aside their intrinsic enmity, Coralline and Izar decide to work together to find the elixir—even as they compete with one another for it. Their pasts threaten to tear them apart, while a growing attraction adds to the danger. Ultimately, each of them faces an impossible choice. Should Coralline remain with the world she knows, including her fiancé, or should she relinquish everything for a stranger who might betray her? And Izar holds a secret of his own—one that might cause him to lose Coralline forever.

Sonia Faruqi graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College. After working as an M&A analyst on Wall Street, she relinquished money, family, community, even safety for Project Animal Farm, and has since devoted herself to improving animal welfare and reforming our current system of food production.  She lives in Ontario, Canada, and is a frequent speaker on animal agriculture throughout North America.

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Endorsements & Reviews

“An engaging account about this most secretive of global enterprises.” J. M. Coetzee, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature (Praise for PROJECT ANIMAL FARM)
“Every so often a book comes along that has the power to alter the course of history. Project Animal Farm is that potent. People will be talking about this book for decades.” John Robbins, author of THE FOOD REVOLUTION
“Sonia Faruqi shines a brave light on what, by many estimates, is the most pressing issue of our time.” Jonathan Balcombe, author of WHAT A FISH KNOWS
“The book begs a comparison to Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)