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Record details

  • ISBN: 0451464168 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780451464163 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 336 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Roc, c2012.

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Summary, etc.: Imp, a struggling schizophrenic, fights to determine whether or not the strange mythological creatures she meets are due to her condition or are from something else entirely in this new novel from the award-winning author of The Red Tree.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 March #1
    Using lovely, reflective, and funny prose, Kiernan explore a young girl's deviation from reality as she struggles with mental illness. Indian Morgan Phelps, Imp to her friends, is schizophrenic and attempting to write a factual story of the night a drowned girl appeared to her. A self-described unreliable narrator, Imp's fragmented mind fights her memory, which produces multiple realities. Imp knows the drowned girl is Eva Canning and that she suddenly appeared on the road Imp was driving, but was Eva in the form of mermaid, siren, or wolf, and was it July or November? Attempting to write down the factual events of an ever-shifting story drags Imp into the murky waters of insanity, which threaten her life. The result is an excellent piece of fiction, both startlingly original and suspenseful. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Caitlin R. Kiernan is the author of nine novels, including Silk, Threshold, Low Red Moon, Murder of Angels, Daughter of Hounds, and The Red Tree. Her award-winning short fiction has been collected in six volumes, including Tales of Pain and Wonder; To Charles Fort, With Love; Alabaster; and, most recently, A is for Alien. She has also published two volumes of erotica, Frog Toes and Tentacles and Tales from the Woeful Platypus. Trained as a vertebrate paleontologist, she currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Subject: Schizophrenics Fiction
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women Fiction
Schizophrenia Fiction
Self-realization Fiction
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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