Music, mermaids and an inexplicable draw to the sea are the themes that are present in the newly released “The Mermaid’s Daughter” by Ann Claycomb of Morgantown, West Virginia.
Kathleen, a talented opera student, has experienced pain with an unidentified caused ever since she was young.
In addition to this mysterious pain, Kathleen’s mother and grandmother both committed suicide at an early age. This causes Kathleen’s girlfriend, Harry, to worry if she will suffer the same fate.
Harry then urges Kathleen to travel to Ireland, her family’s ancestral homeland, to learn more about the family in order to get to the bottom of the mystery.
It is there that Kathleen is faced with a mermaid’s conundrum, should she give in to the siren song of the sea or remain with her lover. Both of these choices can mean death for her.
“The Mermaid’s Daughter” is published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers for $15.99 on trade paperback and $10.99 as an e-book available through Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, Books-A-Million and more.
Claycomb has a master of fine arts from West Virginia University and has had her work published in “American Short Fiction,” “Fiction Weekly,” “Zahir,” “Hot Metal Bridge,” “Brevity,” “The Evansville Review,” “Title Goes Here” and more.
She has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, a prestigious prize that honors the best of small press short fiction, poetry, essays and more.