Mermaid Moon

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Product Details

Price
$22.99
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
496
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.6 inches | 1.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781536209594

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About the Author

Susann Cokal is the author of The Kingdom of Little Wounds, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. Her work for adults include novels, short stories, and literary criticisms and has been widely published in literary journals and the New York Times Book Review. Susann Cokal lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Reviews

Juxtaposed against the patriarchal culture wherein Thyrla has amassed and maintained power (one in which rape and infanticide are common), Cokal (The Kingdom of Little Wounds) creates a well-developed matriarchal mermaid mythology in which women couple, bonded by love and respect, and men are largely unnecessary. Through several voices and richly detailed prose, these markedly different worlds overlap and diverge to impart a nuanced exploration of power, family, faith, and love.
--Publishers Weekly

Lyrical, complex, and occasionally dark, with rich rewards for patient readers. Suggest this to thoughtful readers looking for strong females, unexpected twists, and a relatively happy ending. A good fit for fans of Margo Lanagan's The Brides of Rollrock Island.
--School Library Journal