Fiction. Young Adult. A new edition featuring updated content and wonderful illustrations from the author. Whether male or female, virtuous or amoral, mythical Mer creatures often reflect humankind's ambivalence about nature. TALES OF THE MER FAMILY ONYX explores their worlds through the magical household of Neptune and Glendora, stewards of the seas. Like L. Frank Baum's Oz and E. Nesbit's Five Children and It, this is a "family book" for adults and mixed age groups of children. Among the Onyx clan are toddler Ruby, tween boy-girl twins, teen beauties and Pinky, a mini mermaid. When Neptune challenges his children, they discover their limits in forbidden caves, worlds out of time and at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, where an Earth boy's dream comes true.
Susan I. Weinstein is a writer, playwright, and painter. PARADISE GARDENS, an Orwellian speculative fiction, was written in the 1980s. It was read in-progress, at the original Dixon Place and at Darinka, whose archive is now part of NYU's Fales Library and Special Collections. Pelekinesis published the new definitive editions of THE ANARCHIST'S GIRLFRIEND (2016) and PARADISE GARDENS (2017), previously serialized by maglomaniac.com. TALES OF THE MER FAMILY ONYX: MERMAID STORIES ON LAND AND UNDER THE SEA came out in a new edition by Pelekinesis in 2017. Susan's short fiction and poetry have appeared in literary magazines, such as The Metric and The Portable Lower East Side. Currently, she is at work on a WWII novel based on blacked out V-mail.
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA