India Morgan Phelps-Imp to her friends-is schizophrenic. She can no longer trust her own mind, because she is convinced that her memories have somehow betrayed her, forcing her to question her very identity.Struggling with her perceptions of reality, Imp must uncover the truth about an encounter with a vicious siren, or a helpless wolf that came to her as a feral girl, or neither of these things but something far, far stranger . . .'With The Drowning Girl, Caitlin R. Kiernan moves firmly into the new vanguard, still being formed, of our best and most artful authors of the gothic and fantastic-those capable of writing fiction of deep moral and artistic seriousness.' New York Times Bestselling Author Peter Straub'Incisive, beautiful, and as perfectly crafted as a puzzle box, The Downing Girl took my breath away.' Holly Black, New York Times Bestselling Author of Red Glove'This is a masterpiece. It deserves to be read in and out of genre for a long, long time.' Elizabeth Bear, Author of Grail'A beautiful written, startlingly original novel.' Elizabeth Hand, Author of Illyria