When Brendan James arrived in the British Isles to write an honest and vivid profile of the craggy landscape and mysterious network of micro-islands, he found little more than sheep and senile inhabitants, too toothless to chat up. But after a serendipitous ferry sinking, James found himself stranded in a remote and peculiar village on Isle of Man called Heather Bay where the locals were celebrating their annual mermaid festival. At first glance, the festivities seemed innocent enough, but as James dug deeper, the best-selling travel writer found himself ill-equipped to deal with the lunacy of the locals who would stop at nothing to persuade him to write kind and endearing things about their home. After being enchanted by a local mermaid impersonator and nearly killed after interrupting the bizarre mating ritual of a merman, James vowed to expose the slimy underbelly of the seemingly innocent festivities in the alien world he's discovered. A place where it's considered fashionable to wear house cats as hats, where mysterious and seductive creatures lurk within the briny depths, and where the local church solicits for an accepts organ donations from tourists. In summary, Misadventures & Merfolk is the tale of seaside village gone mad.


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"This story will have you laughing out loud!"
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted November 16, 2006

This is author Brenden James' last chance. His first book was a smashing success and topped all the bestseller lists, his second book was a total flop. If he doesn't write another bestseller, his days as an author are over, and he knows it. His publisher sent him to Read more...

"I don't think anyone could be disappointed with this read."
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted November 16, 2006

When Brenden James' thoughts' on his travels around the States get turned into a book, which becomes a best seller, he never expected the sequel to be a horrible flop. Now, touring the British Isles, he is clueless as well as suffering from writers block on how to write another Read more...


Misadventures & Merfolk
by Kelly Reno

Reeds Press
November 1, 2004
ISBN #1891437011
EAN #9781891437014
350 pages
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