Becoming Dinah is a story with ancient resonance that's also fresh and defiantly original. I fell utterly in love with Dinah. I felt her pain and wanted the best for her from the start. A proper adventure wrapped around a tender, beautifully told story of loss, resilience and discovery. What a beautiful book.
'This first in a new series of reinterpretations of classic stories through a feminist perspective might sound daunting, as it draws on Moby Dick for inspiration, but, under Kit de Waal's captaincy, it breezes along in full sail....Familiarity with the original adds to the fun, but this emotionally charged book also works beautifully as a standalone.'
A gripping, heart-wrenching coming-of-age story
Issues of class, race and gender are woven in effortlessly, and it's a superb example of how to do a feminist reimagining of a classic
An emotional coming of age tale of escape, mission, and ultimately, self-knowledge