Caribbean accents from narrators Ben Onwukwe and Vivienne Acheampong animate this compelling story inspired by the Taíno legend of Aycayia, who is cursed to exist for eternity as a mermaid. The lonely creature lives in exile for centuries until one day, brutally captured by sports fishermen near Black Conch Island, Aycayia finds herself on land again. Rescued by David, a local fisherman who plans to return her to the sea, she transforms back into a woman--with bittersweet repercussions. Onwukwe performs the third-person narration in deep, resonant tones interspersed with vivid characterizations of the colorful supporting cast. His delivery of David's journal entries adds pathos and a raw intensity that is enhanced by Acheampong's emotional bursts of Aycayia's thoughts. These are expressed in free-verse poetry. S.A.A. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2022]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780593590201 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2022
DD ISBN 9780593590218 $66.50
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