Written in stream of consciousness style, the narrator takes a trip to the Mexican coast in search of a troop of Ukranian dwarves escaped from a Soviet circus. I like the premise. She also takes the trip spur of the moment without telling her parents, with a guy she doesn’t know very well, so it has that sneaking out at night kind of feel too. The story took a rambling route, reminiscent of Y Tu Mama Tambien, or On the Road, so I would say it is primarily a road book, but it also has some sort of mer-creature in it, so there’s that, and the Ukranian dwarves. Either way, I would say this is a book of exploration, discovery and coming of age with several bits of quirkiness thrown in.