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The Fish Wife

The Fish Wife

(2011)
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Sara O'Broin loves life in her Irish village. But when an ancient curse decrees she must be a fish wife to a man she does not love, she risks everything - including her own life - on a perilous ocean journey to the New World. Seeking to break the curse and live life on her own terms, she finds the world outside her village holds danger and wonder. With the Old Mermaids by her side, her epic quest for freedom takes her to a land and community full of mystery, magic, and a life she never expected.

From The Fish Wife: The women got closer to the water or the water got closer to them. In the semi-darkness, a wave of light filtered through the storm, and the beach shuddered and shimmered. Suddenly Sara saw the women for what they truly were, saw their tails gleam and glimmer, and she looked down and saw her own true self. A gust of wind unsteadied her and snatched her cap from her head. She broke from the line of sea women and tried to run after her hat; only she couldn't run at first, so she shook off the part of her that was of the sea, as though it was a skirt she no longer needed. She saw the red of the cap bouncing down the beach and she ran after it. She couldn't lose the hat, especially not minutes after her mother entrusted it to her. Someone grabbed her arm and pulled her away from the roar of the ocean. "I have your red cap," the man said. "I know what that means."

Kim Antieau's novels include Church of the Old Mermaids, The Blue Tail, The Jigsaw Woman, The Monster's Daughter, Her Frozen Wild, Ruby's Imagine, Broken Moon, Coyote Cowgirl, and many others. Her books have twice been shortlisted for the James Tiptree Award. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

www.kimantieau.com

 
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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: The Fish Wife
Author(s): Kim Antieau
ISBN: 0-692-21610-3 / 978-0-692-21610-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Green Snake Publishing
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: The Fish Wife
Author(s): Kim Antieau
ISBN: 1-4991-7318-0 / 978-1-4991-7318-5 (USA edition)
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November 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: The Fish Wife: an Old Mermaids Novel
Author(s): Kim Antieau
ISBN: 1-4636-9028-2 / 978-1-4636-9028-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Fish Wife: an Old Mermaids Novel
Author(s): Kim Antieau
Publisher: Green Snake Publishing
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