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The Flood

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By: Ian Rankin;

Language: English

Quality: Good

Genre: Self help,

ISBN: 9780752880952

SKU: BE500431870265

Pages: 251

Description: Mary Miller had always been an outcast. As a young girl she had fallen into the hot burn - a torrent of warm chemical run-off from the local coal mine. Fished out white-haired and half-dead, sympathy for her quickly faded when the young man who pushed her in died in a mining accident just two days later. From then on she was regarded with a mixture of suspicion and fascination by her God-fearing community.Now, years later she is hardly less alone. She is the mother of a bastardson, Sandy, and caught up in a faltering affair with a local teacher. Sandy,meanwhile, has fallen in love with a strange homeless girl. The search forhappiness isn't easy. Both mother and son must face a dark secret fromtheir past, in the growing knowledge that their small dramas are beingplayed out against a much larger canvas, glimpsed only in symbols andflickering images - of decay and regrowth, of fire and water - of the flood.The Flood is both a coming-of-age novel and an amazing portrait of atime and place. Dark, atmospheric and powerful, it is a remarkable debutfrom a remarkable author.