Synopses & Reviews
When a whale beaches itself on the shore of the remote coastal town of Paradise Deep, the last thing the townspeople expect to find inside it is a man, silent and reeking of fish but alive. The discovery of this mysterious person, soon christened Judah, sets the town scrambling for answers as its most prominent citizens weigh in on whether he is man or beast, blessing or curse, miracle or demon. Though Judah is a shocking addition, Paradise Deep is already full of unusual characters. King-me Sellers, self-appointed patriarch, has it in for an inscrutable woman known as Devine's Widow, with whom he has a decades-old feud. Her granddaughter, Mary Tryphena, is a child when Judah arrives but finds herself tied to him all her life in ways she never expects. Galore is the story of the saga that develops between these families, full of bitterness and love, spanning two centuries.