A Feminist Re-Telling of The Little Mermaid? YES PLEASE.

A Feminist Re-Telling of The Little Mermaid? YES PLEASE.

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Irish author and famous feminist Louise O’Neill has announced that her new book will be a retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale “The Little Mermaid,” seen through a searing feminist lens.    The book, entitled “The Surface Breaks,” will be published in the UK in May 2018, with the US publication date still to be announced. The story takes place beneath the sea off the Irish coast and centers around a mermaid, Gaia, who dreams of being human.    Image Courtesy of Independent   A spokesperson for the publisher, Scholastic, said that in the book “Christian Andersen’s dark, original fairy tale is reimagined…with the stunning, …