Meta: isfdb. This weird short story appeared May 2014 in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. It was nominated for the 2014 Nebula Award.
Synopsis: Fifteen year old fisher daughter Lily knew all her life that her mother is a fish – a mermaid, to be more exact. When she goes out on her father’s boat in the Mekong Delta, she finds out more about it.
Review: Sexual exploitation as cultural tradition and inhumanity conducted by actors, and supported by the passivity of bystanders find their commentary in this creepy revenge story. It also works as a coming-of-age story with a great character study of Lily.