The Drowning Girl

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The Drowning Girl: A Memoir
Drowning Girl book cover.jpg
Cover of 2012 Penguin paperback
Author Caitlin R. Kiernan
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction/dark fantasy
Publisher Roc Books (Penguin)
Publication date
6 March 2012 (2012-03-06)
Media type Paperback
Pages 352
Awards James Tiptree, Jr. Award (won)
Bram Stoker Award for Novel (won)
Nebula Award for Best Novel (nom.)
Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (finalist)
Shirley Jackson Award (nom.)
Mythopoeic Award (nom.)
ISBN 9780451464163
Preceded by The Red Tree (2009)
Followed by Blood Oranges (2013)

The Drowning Girl: A Memoir is a 2012 novel by Caitlin R. Kiernan, set in Providence, Rhode Island.[1] The story's protagonist and unreliable narrator, India Morgan Phelps (also known as Imp), is a schizophrenic.[2]

It has been described as an "eerie masterpiece of literary horror and dark fantasy" containing elements of magical realism.[3] It has also been described as semi-autobiographical.[4]

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  1. ^ Elizabeth Bear (January 13, 2012), "The Drowning Girl review", Elizabeth Bear blog 
  2. ^ Downs, Alison (March 1, 2012), "The Drowning Girl", The Booklist 108 (13): 53 (subscription required)
  3. ^ Cassada, Jackie (March 15, 2012), "Science Fiction/Fantasy, March 15, 2012", Library Journal 137 (5), retrieved 2013-05-13 
  4. ^ Elizabeth Donovan (February 22, 2012), Rhode Island Voices: Caitlin Kiernan, Kingstown, Rhode Island: North Kingstown Free Library, retrieved 2013-05-13 
  5. ^ 2012 Tiptree Award Winner announced, James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council, retrieved 2013-05-13 
  6. ^ 2012 Nebula Awards Nominees Announced, SFWA, February 20, 2013 
  7. ^ 2013 Locus Awards Finalists, Locus Science Fiction Foundation, retrieved 2013-05-13 
  8. ^ Nominees for the 2012 Shirley Jackson Awards, Shirley Jackson Awards, May 2013, retrieved 2013-05-13 
  9. ^ 2013 Mythopoeic Award Finalists Announced, Mythopoeic Society, May 14, 2013, retrieved 2013-05-18 
  10. ^ 2013 World Fantasy Award Nominees, World Fantasy Board, 2013, retrieved 2013-09-10