A Fish Trapped Inside the Wind
I must admit I was attracted to this book by its title and the cool artwork on the cover (do judge a book by its cover). True to its unusual title, a small town in Belgium is experiencing an unusual phenomenon on the morning of Saint Woelfred’s festival - dead fish are everywhere. The once active quarries of the town will soon be used as toxic waste dumps. Are the dead fish some kind of omen or a cruel trick? Elements of fantasy and surrealism are skillfully combined to narrate how six lives from this provincial town are changed forever.