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Review: 'Mermaid of Black Conch' Melds History And Magic

This image released by Knopf shows cover art for "The Mermaid of Black Conch" by Monique Roffey. (Knopf via AP)
This image released by Knopf shows cover art for "The Mermaid of Black Conch" by Monique Roffey. (Knopf via AP)

(AP) -- “The Mermaid of Black Conch” by Monique Roffey (Knopf)

David is a fisherman and Aycayia is a mermaid. It’s pretty obvious where the story goes from here: David falls for Aycayia. But author Monique Roffey isn’t giving us an endearing tale of love — this is a story of duality and curses.