About the book:
Freddie Molloy stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago, and for good reason.
He lives in a flooded, polluted world where humans rely on technology to travel, eat, and have children. Dozens of animal species have gone extinct, and the oceans are more acid than water. The American government sold off sections of the country when it went bankrupt trying to fix the climate crisis it didn’t stop in time. Rich corporations now rule those sections of the country with a gold-ringed fist. Everyone must curry favor with them in order to survive.
Fairy tales have no room in a world like that. Or so Freddie thought… until he first hears a mermaid’s hypnotic song.