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The Mermaid's daughter : a novel, Ann Claycomb

Label
The Mermaid's daughter : a novel
Title
The Mermaid's daughter
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ann Claycomb
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A modern-day expansion of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, this unforgettable debut novel weaves a spellbinding tale of magic and the power of love as a descendent of the original mermaid fights the terrible price of saving herself from a curse that has affected generations of women in her family.Kathleen has always been dramatic. She suffers from the bizarre malady of experiencing stabbing pain in her feet. On her sixteenth birthday, she woke screaming from the sensation that her tongue had been cut out. No doctor can find a medical explanation for her pain, and even the most powerful drugs have proven useless. Only the touch of seawater can ease her pain, and just temporarily at that.Now Kathleen is a twenty-five-year-old opera student in Boston and shows immense promise as a soprano. Her girlfriend Harry, a mezzo in the same program, worries endlessly about Kathleen's phantom pain and obsession with the sea. Kathleen's mother and grandmother both committed suicide as young women, and Harry worries they suffered from the same symptoms. When Kathleen suffers yet another dangerous breakdown, Harry convinces Kathleen to visit her hometown in Ireland to learn more about her family history.In Ireland, they discover that the mystery--and the tragedy--of Kathleen's family history is far older and stranger than they could have imagined. Kathleen's fate seems sealed, and the only way out is a terrible choice between a mermaid's two sirens--the sea, and her lover. But both choices mean death..
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Claycomb, Ann
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Suzanne Crowley, Shannon McManus and Alana Kerr Collins
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Crowley, Suzanne
  • McManus, Shannon
  • Kerr, Alana
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mermaids
  • Fairy tales
  • Audiobooks
  • Ireland
  • Audiobooks
  • Fairy tales
  • Mermaids
  • Ireland
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The Mermaid's daughter : a novel, Ann Claycomb
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Publication
Manufacture
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965918699
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470827120
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZEc5sg
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781470827120
System control number
(OCoLC)965918699
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Mermaid's daughter : a novel, Ann Claycomb
Publication
Manufacture
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965918699
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470827120
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZEc5sg
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781470827120
System control number
(OCoLC)965918699
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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