Perdita unfolds in the tempestuous landscapes of Canada’s Great Lakes and amidst an historian’s search for the oldest living people on the planet. The tale centers on Marged Brice, her time at the Cape Prius Lighthouse during the 1890s, and her claim to be 134-years-old. Marged’s alleged longevity, however, is not a miracle of nature alone. A ghostly, gothic child—seemingly drowned in an 1898 shipwreck—shadows the boundary between life and death, and impedes her from passing on.

• “Scharper shines in this surprising and engaging gothic novel… Impeccably researched and beautifully told, this is a tale that will stay with readers long after the final page is turned.” Publishers Weekly starred review

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