Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter: An Atmospheric Historical Mystery With a Courageous Heroine Intent on the Truth

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Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter: An Atmospheric Historical Mystery With a Courageous Heroine Intent on the Truth

Moonlight and the Pearler's Daughter: An Atmospheric Historical Mystery With a Courageous Heroine Intent on the Truth

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Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter will appeal to readers who enjoy historical fiction, strong female characters, mystery, and adventure.

The book also shines an important light on the indigenous people and how they were exploited, enslaved, and abused by this industry (truly horrific). Eliza is an early feminist, who knows her own mind, not swayed by others, she has no intention of following the cultural rules and behaviour expected of women, although she has her own demons, she is helped in her quest by her friend, Min, who has to do whatever it takes to survive. After all, they dive into the deep waters to bring shells, and the owners sell the pearls to make money. Lizzie began her career in women’s magazines, covering everything from feminist motorcycle gangs to conspiracy theorists, before moving into travel writing, contributing to publications including Condé Nast Traveller, Lonely Planet and the Sunday Times. The story of Eliza’s journey to find the truth of her father’s disappearance is not the strength of the story.When Eliza's father doesn't come back from the last pearling expedition and her brother can't tell her what happened to him, she is determined to find him. Eliza has no desire to fit in with the society ladies of Bannin Bay so she is ignored almost as if she is not a member of the upper class. Pook does provide some general insight into the industry, and thoughtfully acknowledges the appalling treatment of First Nations people by the white settlers of the area. Joseph North, whose role as judge in local court proceedings has made the victim, Rebecca Foster, reluctant to make her complaint public. To sum up, Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter has to be picked up for the historical setting and glimpse into the lives of pearl divers.

In that city, Nico Krispis is an 11-year-old Jewish boy whose blue eyes and blond hair deceive, but whose words do not.

This story does make me want to know more about Eliza Broadhurst, one of the people the author used as the starting point in developing the character of Eliza. Compelling, fiercely feminist, and atmospheric, Lizzie Pook’s Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter is a truly mesmerising novel. Lizzie Pook's exquisite prose tugged me in and held me in the eye of the storm, my fingers tightly crossed for Eliza. At the train station where Jews are being jammed into cattle cars bound for Auschwitz, Udo gives Nico a yellow star to wear and persuades him to whisper among the crowd, “I heard it from a German officer. I just wish a few more of those nostalgic childhood moments were included in the story to really understand their relationship but it was nonetheless touching.



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