Sunday, June 23, 2013

Book in the Mail (W/E 2013-06-22)

Just one book this week and it comes from the fine folks at Tor

This River Awakens by Steven Erikson (Tor Trade Paperback 07/09/2013) – Trade reissue of Erikson’s very first novel originally written under the name Steve Lundin

In the spring of 1971, Owen Brand and his family move to the riverside town of Middlecross in a renewed attempt to escape poverty. For twelve-year-old Owen, it's the opportunity for a new life and an end to his family's isolation. He quickly falls in with a gang of three local boys and forms a strong bond with Jennifer, the rebellious daughter of a violent, alcoholic father. As summer brings release from school, two figures preside over the boys' activities: Walter Gribbs, a benign old watchman at the yacht club, and Hodgson Fisk, a vindictive farmer tormented by his past. Then the boys stumble on a body washed up on the riverbank—a discovery whose reverberations will result, as the year comes full circle, in a cataclysm that envelops them all….

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