• The Surface Breaks

  • A Reimagining of The Little Mermaid
  • By: Louise O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Amy Shiels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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The Surface Breaks

By: Louise O'Neill
Narrated by: Amy Shiels
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Publisher's summary

A dark and beautiful reimagining of The Little Mermaid.

Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice?

Hans Christian Andersen's original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans in the UK. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.

©2019 Louise O’Neill (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.

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