The Dragonfly

Represented by:
Laura Longrigg


Aurora Metro

Publication date:
October 2017

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When Colin discovers his son is on a murder charge in France, he trails his boat, The Dragonfly, across the channel to help. There he meets his granddaughter Delphine for the first time, and they embark on a journey through the French canals, where they land big fish and uncover burning secrets. But can Colin get his son off the hook?


Quirky and warm-hearted, with darker undertones that keep you gripped. Kate Dunn is a fine storyteller. --Ben Elton, comedian and writer 'Blackadder', 'The Young Ones.'
'In this novel of quietly revealed passions, Dunn gives audiences an experience that resists categorization. It reads like a special sort of coming-of-age tale for parents .. While a good deal of levity is present, especially when Delphine utters her starchy catchphrase 'It is not possible,' Dunn's story features dense layers of melancholy.... Sunlight reaches the canals, but not before a gasp-inducing finale.
This emotional high-wire act should have readers racing to the end.'
Kirkus, chosen as one of their 'Indie Books of the Year'

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