Alexi Zentner

Longlisted for the Dublin International Literary Award • Longlisted for the Maine Library Readers’ Choice Award • A New York Post Best Book of Summer • A Toronto Life Must-Read • A Windsor Star Must-Read • A Paris Star Library Pick • A LibraryReads Top Book Pick • A Top Shelf Spring Pick • A Millions Most Anticipated Book of 2014 • A National Post Most Anticipated Book of 2014 • Minneapolis Star Tribune Summer Books Must-Read • Boston Magazine Summer Must-Read • Shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction • Starred Review Library Journal

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From the internationally acclaimed author of TOUCH, praised as “breathtaking” (People) and “lovely…at once dreamy and riveting” (Washington Post), comes a powerful family saga steeped in the legends of the sea.

Set in a lobster fishing village, THE LOBSTER KINGS introduces a fiery and unforgettable heroine, Cordelia Kings.

The Kings family has lived on Loosewood Island for three hundred years, blessed with the bounty of the sea. But for the Kings, this blessing comes with a curse: the loss of every firstborn son. Now, Woody Kings, the leader of the island’s lobster fishing community and the family patriarch, teeters on the throne, and Cordelia, the oldest of Woody’s three daughters, stands to inherit the crown. To do so, however, she must defend her island from meth dealers from the mainland, while navigating sibling rivalry and the vulnerable nature of her own heart when she falls in love with her sternman.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear, THE LOBSTER KINGS is the story of Cordelia’s struggle to maintain her island’s way of life in the face of danger from offshore, and the rich, looming, mythical legacy of her family’s namesake.

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