The Mermaid's Daughter


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$15.99  $14.87
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
5.2 X 8.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Ann Claycomb's fiction has been published in American Short Fiction, Zahir, Fiction Weekly, Brevity, Hot Metal Bridge, The Evansville Review, Title Goes Here, and other publications. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has an MFA in fiction from West Virginia University.


"A truly enchanting tale beautifully told."--Menna van Praag, author of The Dress Shop of Dreams
"Ann Claycomb's characters stayed on in my imagination long after I put the book down. Anyone who reads it will never look at The Little Mermaid the same way again."--Kim van Alkemade, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan #8
"Claycomb's fine first numinous and lovely.--Booklist
"A dark and compelling twist on a beloved fairy tale that will make you redefine happily ever after."--Ellen Herrick, author of The Sparrow Sisters
"In The Mermaid's Daughter, Ann Claycomb harnesses the grandeur of opera to bring to life a classic fairytale for the present day. This is a moving, fascinating, beautifully-rendered debut."--Emily Mitchell, author of The Last Summer of the World
"Written with attention to musicality and the murmuring backdrop of the incessant ocean, this inventive story captures the mystery, tragic loss, and beauty of Hans Christan Andersen's original mermaid tale while thoughtfully and passionately updating it."--Publishers Weekly
"The Mermaid's Daughter is a beautifully written and captivating read. Claycomb's use of the fairy tale is deft and enchanting... a satisfying emotional journey, one that's heart-wrenching and also a little magical."--New York Daily News
"...a long, beautiful... layered romantic fantasy."--Shawangunk Journal