Deep beneath the sea off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of being human... but at what terrible price? Hans Christian Andersen's dark 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. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, storytelling at its most spellbinding.
Louise O' Neill is the commercially and critically acclaimed author of Only Ever Yours and Asking For It. She is a multiple award-winner, including The Bookseller's YA Book Prize for her debut and Book of the Year at the Irish Books Awards 2015 for her second. Louise is a freelance journalist for a variety of Irish national newspapers and magazines, covering feminist issues, fashion and pop culture, and she has a weekly column in the Irish Examiner.