The Drowning Girl
By Caitlín R. Kiernan
"With The Drowning Girl, Caitlin R. Kiernan moves firmly into the new vanguard, still being formed, of our best and most artful authors of the gothic and fantastic—those capable of writing fiction of deep moral and artistic seriousness" — Peter Straub
India Morgan Phelps‚ "Imp" to her friends, is schizophrenic. She can no longer trust her own mind, convinced that her memories have somehow betrayed her, forcing her to question her very identity. Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about an encounter with a vicious siren, or a helpless wolf who came to her as a feral girl, or something that was neither of these things, but something far, far stranger‚
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Caitlín R. Kiernan moved to the United States as a young child with her mother. Much of her childhood was spent in the small town of Leeds, Alabama, and her early interests included herpetology, paleontology, and fiction writing. She is the author of many science fiction and dark fantasy works including nine novels, many comic books, more than two hundred published short stories, novellas, and vignettes. Her notable works include The Drowning Girl: A Memoir, The Red Tree and Tales of Pain and Wonder. She has also written numerous scientific papers.