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Description - The Mermaid That Came Between Them by Carol Ann Sima

As a young boy visiting the seaside, Jacob met his first love: a mermaid named Claritha. Three decades later, he's a divorced father of a college-age son and a writer of maritime adventure stories, Jacob renews his fantastical relationship with Claritha only to discover that his son too has fallen in love with the same bedazzling creature from the sea.Despite her supernatural sexuality, Claritha, like any ordinary landlocked female, is experiencing menopause, and is pursuing a man to fertilize her one remaining egg. In response to this womanly rite of passage, and to help make sense of his intergeneration love triangle, Jacob pens a self-help book about men and menopause and unwittingly becomes a sought-after media sensation, though women's groups question his credibility.Like the fantastic fabulism mastered by Alice Hoffman and Tom Robbins, Carol Ann Sima's forcefully imaginative and ebullient novel walks readers through a sprightly urban fairy tale where anything-even a mermaid menage a trios-can happen. With witty word games and playful twists, The Mermaid That Came Between Them turns "what if" into a sigh of "if only."Marketing Plans: International author tour includes: East Coast, West Coast, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Denver and London, UK National print advertising Co-op available Posters and postcardsA native New Yorker, Carol Ann Sima wrote the entirety of The Mermaid That Came Between Them longhand at coffee shops throughout New York City. Sima works as an elementary school language arts educator for the New York school system. Her first novel, Jane's Bad Hare Day, was published by Dalkey Archive in 1995.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781566891240
ISBN-10: 1566891248
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 160mm x 20mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Coffee House Press
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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