- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Available in: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
- Published: October 13, 2015
Hilariously funny…Lydia Millet’s novels raise the bar for boldness.
—New York Times Book Review
From the book jacket…
A honeymooning couple makes friends with a marine biologist who discovers genuine mermaids in a coral reef — and who, the next night, apparently drowns in her hotel bathtub. As a resort chain swoops in to corner the market on mermaids, the newlyweds (opinionated, skeptical narrator Deb and handsome online gamer Chip, the world’s friendliest man) join forces with other vacationers — including an ex–Navy SEAL with a love of explosives and a hipster Tokyo VJ — to protect the mermaids from the corporate “Venture of Marvels” that wants to turn their habitat into a theme park.