In this novel of Ms Liu's Dire and Steele universe we have an oceanographer/bologist and a new take on the merman.
Jenny and Perrin first meet as children on the coast of Maine. That meeting changed them both, setting a future for them that neither of their families desired.
This story deals with cultural beliefs and family expectations and so very much more. Well worth the read. sit out on your porch or at the beach and enjoy this tale.