The Mermaid Girl by Erika Swyler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a short story that is sort of a prequel to Erika Swyler's The Book of Speculation. It's well written. It's basically a short piece showing what family life was like when Simon was very young. It lets you get into the heads a little of Paulina and Daniel, the parents of Simon and Enola. The language choices make it seem a little dreamy in parts which is appropriate. It is an enjoyable read. I would recommend it for the way it is written alone. If you've read The Book of Speculation, it gives you more depth into the family. If you haven't read the book yet, hopefully this short story will pique your curiosity and you will read it.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
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