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Book Title: Rivers|
Date of issue: September 10th 2013
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The author of the book: Michael Farris Smith
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.36 MB
Edition: Simon & Schuster
Read full description of the books Rivers:In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy, Larry Brown, and James Lee Burke, Rivers is an enthralling, darkly beautiful novel set in Mississippi against the backdrop of a series of devastating storms that pummeled the American South in the years since Hurricane Katrina.
In the near future, a climate shift has caused massive damage to the Southeastern United States, eroding the coastline and forcing people from their homes. But one man has stayed behind. Cohen’s wife and unborn child were killed during a mandatory evacuation, and when he returned home to bury them, he never left, building and rebuilding his house as the rain, wind, and darkness worked against him.
Returning from a supply run one day, Cohen picks up two teenage hitchhikers—a boy and an injured Creole girl—and his solitary existence is irrevocably shattered. He is attacked and left for dead, his house ransacked, all his carefully accumulated food and supplies gone—but worse, the last precious mementos he had of his wife and child are now in the hands of strangers. Summoning his last reserves of strength, Cohen sets off to gain justice for all he has lost.
With enormous passion and reverence for the post-Katrina South, Rivers evokes the ravages of nature as never before. It is an enthralling, gorgeously written tale of survival and redemption that heralds a major new voice in literary fiction.
Read information about the authorMichael Farris Smith is the award-winning author of several novels, including Desperation Road, (Amazon Best Books, Barnes & Noble Discover, Indie Next selection), Rivers (for which he received the 2014 Mississippi Author Award for Fiction), and The Hands of Strangers. He has been awarded the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship, the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction, and the Alabama Arts Council Fellowship Award for Literature. His short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times, Catfish Alley, Deep South magazine, and more. He lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his wife and two daughters.
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