Delilah and the Deep Blue Sea
by Michaela Francis
In the year of 1972, Delilah, young hippy girl from Iowa, wanders over to tour Europe. Traversing the Aegean Sea on a rusty old ferry, Delilah falls overboard unseen and vanishes without trace amidst the archipelago of Greek islands.
Although she is feared lost, Delilah is, in fact, rescued although by somebody quite outside her experience. The creature who saves her from the sea is an enigmatic aquatic and hermaphrodite human who takes Delilah to her own, otherwise uninhabited, island. There she and her companion must survive for the summer on the fruits of the sea around them and their reliance upon each other; a relationship which crosses the boundaries of sexuality, gender, race and even species.
This entrancing and haunting fantasy, set amidst the alluring waters of the Aegean, is a tale of mystery, passion and desert island survival deeply interwoven with ancient mythology and folklore which challenges not only pre-conceptions of sexuality and gender but of the very meaning of humanity itself.
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Michaela is a UK author based in Yorkshire. Born in the city of York, Michaela spent many years travelling throughout Europe during a career as an entertainer before returning to the UK to study for a Masters degree in history. The author of several novels and many short stories, as well as several works of non-fiction, Michaela's style mixes romance, fantasy and eroticism in a rich blend of well researched authenticity and descriptive imagination. Widely travelled, multi-lingual and multi-cultural, Michaela draws upon her own experiences and adventures to enhance the diversity of her writing while adhering to Tolkein's mantra "the inner consistency of reality" to bring realism and credibility to the imaginary worlds she creates.