Guardian Review | The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

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Hell is underwater in Kirsty Logan’s debut novel. The most electrifying parts of this damp pilgrimage are when Logan takes us beneath the surface, into the sea, diving back down into the world that was our own. The Gracekeepers is set at an unspecified point in the future, but far enough away for rising waters to have swallowed the soil and for landed life to have taken on the element of myth. I might as well get this comparison out of the way early: yes, it is a little bit like Kevin Costner’s Waterworld, but it is Waterworld via Marina Warner.

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