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( Read E-pub ) º River's Daughter Ú Abigail Richard s earliest memory is of wading with her mother in the cool waters of the creek near their home The dark skinned daughter of a mixed marriage in a post Civil war pioneer town, Gail finds herself ostracized in a way her pale skinned brothers never are for her skill in swimming, her mother, and her color It is only when her mother leaves her behind and she is forced to protect herself against other people s manipulations that Gail dives to the water s depths for protection and finally learns where she truly comes from Born colored in a post Civil War frontier town, Gail grows up struggling against everyone everyone but her mother Her mother is her only ally and refuge from the pointed bigotry of the townsfolk and the casual misogyny of their family And it is her mother who teaches her not to fear the creek, but come to it as a refuge When matters reach a breaking point, it is to the creek Gail runs And there, she discovers there is muchto her heritage than she ever dreamed.This is not a perfect s Born colored in a post Civil War frontier town, Gail grows up struggling against everyone everyone but her mother Her mother is her only ally and refuge from the pointed bigotry of the townsfolk and the casual misogyny of their family And it is her mother who teaches her not to fear the creek, but come to it as a refuge When matters reach a breaking point, it is to the creek Gail runs And there, she discovers there is muchto her heritage than she ever dreamed.This is not a perfect story by any means the dialog is clunky, the characters a bit undeveloped I d have lovedexploration of the supernatural societies I can t think of another selkie story that deals with selkie society, or how someone landlocked for years would transition back into it This story doesn t get into it in depth, but there were hints But, this is very much a novel story for the fantasy genre Not only is the story set in America rare enough in an Anglophile genre , but race is actually part of the story My one caveat rape is talked about explicitly though never graphically throughout, and the novella literally ends with a murder So although this is definitely a YA book, it s for older, rather than the younger, young adults I enjoyed this book, but it feltlike an extended short story than a novel or novella The main character was well fleshed out, but the supporting characters mostly weren t.