Book cover for The Gospel of the Eels

The Gospel of the Eels



13 May 2021
256 pages
Imprint: Picador


The best mysteries are those science hasn’t yet cracked, and top of the list comes the sex life of eels.
Extraordinary . . . Such is his skill that the echoes and parallels he finds never seem stretched. It’s as if the eel’s mysteriousness is snaking out, beyond its extraordinary life cycle and uncanny ability to confound scientists, and into the writing.
This beguiling book . . . completely won me over to these astonishing, mysterious creatures . . . Beautifully written, The Gospel of the Eels left me in awe of the animal.
A gorgeously evocative blend of science, nature writing and family memoir