KARIN FINELL left Berlin in 1952 and now lives in Santa Barbara, California.
An invaluable ground-level view of history and the textured human experience of war's insanity. - Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander ""Good-bye to the Mermaids is eloquent, candid, penetrating; it is sad, very often funny; it is valiant, poetic, horrifying; it is reality in all its forms, evoked with sureness, brilliance, and depth. It is one of those rare works that remains with you long after you have put it down."" - Ella Leffland, author of Rumors of Peace