Recent back channel reports from New York indicate the The Mermaid of Brooklyn is on its way to Asia. According to an e-mail, I heard about an entity that is "shipping books to Asia." That is the dream of all capitalism... to sell mass quantities to the "communist" regime.
Many people in Hong Kong will be able to totally relate the "Mermaid." The apartments are small. It is steamy and no always that clean on the streets. People with children flock to the parks. Some parents. Many nannies. Sound familiar.
The Mermaid of Brooklyn would be enjoyed in Hong Kong. And many parts of the mainland have their share of big cities.
Fact: The population of Brooklyn is 2.5 million.
Fact: There are 37 cities in China that are larger than Brooklyn. I have been to China a bunch of times and I haven't heard of many of these places. Like Hefei. 3.5 Million y'all. 5 million plus the burbs and the rural places.
On a recent trip to China, I found the Mermaid in the oddest places.
Good luck to the "Mermaid" in Asia.