VIRTUAL: Maggie Tokuda-Hall in conversation with Sarah Wendell in support of Read It Forward

Please join us for a night of conversation with debut novelist, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, with Sarah Wendell, co-founder of Smart Bitches, Trashy BooksThis event will be held on Crowcast.  Register Here. Please consider making a donation to Read It Forward when you register.

Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s sweeping fantasy debut, full of stolen memories, illicit mermaid’s blood, double agents, and haunting mythical creatures conjures an extraordinary cast of characters and the unforgettable story of a couple striving to stay together in the face of myriad forces wishing to control their identities and destinies.

In a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic, a desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial lady find a connection on the high seas.

The pirate Florian, born Flora, has always done whatever it takes to survive—including sailing under false flag on the Dove as a marauder, thief, and worse. Lady Evelyn Hasegawa, a highborn Imperial daughter, is on board as well—accompanied by her own casket. But Evelyn’s one-way voyage to an arranged marriage in the Floating Islands is interrupted when the captain and crew show their true colors and enslave their wealthy passengers. 

Both Florian and Evelyn have lived their lives by the rules, and whims, of others. But when they fall in love, they decide to take fate into their own hands—no matter the cost.

Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s sweeping fantasy debut, full of stolen memories, illicit mermaid’s blood, double agents, and haunting mythical creatures conjures an extraordinary cast of characters and the unforgettable story of a couple striving to stay together in the face of myriad forces wishing to control their identities and destinies.


Maggie Tokuda-Hall is the author of Also an Octopus, illustrated by Benji Davies. This is her first novel. She lives in San Francisco.

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea is part of Belmont Books’ Read It Forward  book donation program, which provides new books to families in need through school and community programs in Belmont, Arlington, Watertown, and Waltham. Many thanks to Somerville-based Candlewick Press for its support.

Event date: 

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

Virtual

Ticketed Event: 

No
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536204315
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - May 5th, 2020

In a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic, a desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial lady find a connection on the high seas.


Display: 

1

Age Group(s): 

Young Adult (13 - 18)
Adult (19 - Boomer)