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The mermaid's daughter, Ann Claycomb

Label
The mermaid's daughter
Title
The mermaid's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Ann Claycomb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kathleen has always been dramatic. She suffers from the bizarre malady of experiencing stabbing pain in her feet. On her sixteenth birthday, she woke screaming from the sensation that her tongue had been cut out. No doctor can find a medical explanation for her pain, and even the most powerful drugs have proven useless. Only the touch of seawater can ease her pain, and just temporarily at that. Now Kathleen is a twenty-five-year-old opera student in Boston and shows immense promise as a soprano. Her girlfriend Harry, a mezzo in the same program, worries endlessly about Kathleen's phantom pain and obsession with the sea. Kathleen's mother and grandmother both committed suicide as young women, and Harry worries they suffered from the same symptoms. When Kathleen suffers yet another dangerous breakdown, Harry convinces Kathleen to visit her hometown in Ireland to learn more about her family history. In Ireland, they discover that the mystery--and the tragedy--of Kathleen's family history is far older and stranger than they could have imagined. Kathleen's fate seems sealed, and the only way out is a terrible choice between a mermaid's two sirens--the sea, and her lover. But both choices mean death..
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Claycomb, Ann
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Mermaids
  • Fairy tales
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The mermaid's daughter, Ann Claycomb
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more
  • A novel--From cover
  • A modern day expansion of Hans Christian Andersen's The little mermaid
Control code
951950779
Edition
First edition
Extent
428, 7 pages
Isbn
9780062560681
Label
The mermaid's daughter, Ann Claycomb
Publication
Note
  • Includes P.S. insights, interviews & more
  • A novel--From cover
  • A modern day expansion of Hans Christian Andersen's The little mermaid
Control code
951950779
Edition
First edition
Extent
428, 7 pages
Isbn
9780062560681

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