An exhilarating modern fairy tale about what happens when the tragic and mundane collide with the strange and wonderful.

Nella and her brother Robert live a difficult life with their mother and father in a small town on the west coast of Sweden. Robert is bullied at school, and Nella has to resort to debt and petty crime to pay off his tormentors. When she turns to her friend Tommy for help, her suspicions are aroused by the mysterious comings and goings of his brothers at their dilapidated boat house. But when she uncovers the reason behind their enigmatic behavior, her life is opened to the realities of a mindboggling secret.

The Merman is a dark and haunting novel about sibling love and betrayal - and about what happens when the mundane collides with the strange and beautiful.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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December 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Merman: A Novel
Author(s): Carl-Johan Vallgren
ISBN: 1-60598-912-6 / 978-1-60598-912-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Merman: A Novel
Author(s): Carl-Johan Vallgren
ISBN: 1-68177-310-4 / 978-1-68177-310-0 (USA edition)
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Merman
Author(s): Carl-Johan Vallgren
ISBN: 1-84391-526-X / 978-1-84391-526-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Merman
Author(s): Carl-Johan Vallgren
ISBN: 1-84391-527-8 / 978-1-84391-527-0 (UK edition)
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October 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Merman
Author(s): Carl-Johan Vallgren, Ellen Flynn
ISBN: 1-84391-473-5 / 978-1-84391-473-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
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December 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Merman: A Novel
Author(s): Carl-Johan Vallgren
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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