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Rivers : a Novel

-- Rivers is a masterful tale of survival and redemption in a world where the next devastating storm is never far behind.

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  • "Following years of catastrophic hurricanes, the Gulf Coast has been brought to its knees. The government has drawn a new boundary line ninety miles north of the coastline. Life below the Line offers no services, no electricity, and no resources, and those who stay behind live by their own rules. Cohen is one who stayed. Unable to overcome the crushing loss of his wife and unborn child who were killed during an evacuation, he returned home to Mississippi to bury them on family land. After his home is ransacked, Cohen is finally forced from his shelter. On the road north, he encounters a colony of survivors led by a fanatical, snake-handling preacher named Aggie who has dangerous visions of repopulating the barren region. Cohen is faced with a decision: continue to the Line alone, or try to shepherd the captives across the unforgiving land with the biggest hurricane yet bearing down, and Cohen harboring a secret that may pose the greatest threat of all. Rivers is a masterful tale of survival and redemption in a world where the next devastating storm is never far behind."
  • "-- Rivers is a masterful tale of survival and redemption in a world where the next devastating storm is never far behind."@en
  • "In a hurricane-ravaged Mississippi of the near future, a man who elects to remain behind when most people have fled the area is brutally attacked by two hitchhikers who steal his supplies, a crime that prompts him to pursue justice."
  • ""Following years of catastrophic hurricanes, the Gulf Coast--stretching from the Florida panhandle to the western Louisiana border--has been brought to its knees. The region is so punished and depleted that the government has drawn a new boundary ninety miles north of the coastline. Life below the Line offers no services, no electricity, and no resources, and those who stay behind live by their own rules. Cohen is one who stayed"--Dust jacket flap."
  • ""Following years of catastrophic hurricanes, the Gulf Coast--stretching from the Florida panhandle to the western Louisiana border--has been brought to its knees. The region is so punished and depleted that the government has drawn a new boundary ninety miles north of the coastline. Life below the Line offers no services, no electricity, and no resources, and those who stay behind live by their own rules. Cohen is one who stayed""@en
  • "For fans of Cormac McCarthy and Annie Proulx, "a wonderfully cinematic story" (The Washington Post) set in the post-Katrina South after violent storms have decimated the region. It had been raining for weeks. Maybe months. He had forgotten the last day that it hadn't rained, when the storms gave way to the pale blue of the Gulf sky, when the birds flew and the clouds were white and sunshine glistened across the drenched land. The Gulf Coast has been brought to its knees. Years of catastrophic hurricanes have so punished and depleted the region that the government has drawn a new boundary ninety miles north of the coastline. Life below the Line offers no services, no electricity, and no resources, and those who stay behind live by their own rules'including Cohen, whose wife and unborn child were killed during an evacuation attempt. He buried them on family land and never left. But after he is ambushed and his home is ransacked, Cohen is forced to flee. On the road north, he is captured by Aggie, a fanatical, snake-handling preacher who has a colony of captives and dangerous visions of repopulating the barren region. Now Cohen is faced with a decision: continue to the Line alone, or try to shepherd the madman's prisoners across the unforgiving land with the biggest hurricane yet bearing down'and Cohen harboring a secret that poses the greatest threat of all. Eerily prophetic in its depiction of a Southern landscape ravaged by extreme weather, Rivers is a masterful tale of survival and redemption in a world where the next devastating storm is never far behind."This is the kind of book that lifts you up with its mesmerizing language then pulls you under like a riptide" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)."@en
  • "Following years of catastrophic hurricanes, the Gulf Coast has been brought to its knees. The government has drawn a new boundary line ninety miles north of the coastline. Life below the Line offers no services, no electricity, and no resources, and those who stay behind live by their own rules. Cohen is one who stayed. Unable to overcome the crushing loss of his wife and unborn child who were killed during an evacuation, he returned home to Mississippi to bury them on family land. After his home is ransacked, Cohen is finally forced from his shelter. On the road north, he encounters a colony of survivors led by a fanatical, snake-handling preacher named Aggie who has dangerous visions of repopulating the barren region. Cohen is faced with a decision: continue to the Line alone, or try to shepherd the captives across the unforgiving land with the biggest hurricane yet bearing down -- and Cohen harboring a secret that may pose the greatest threat of all. Rivers is a masterful tale of survival and redemption in a world where the next devastating storm is never far behind."

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  • "Dystopias"
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  • "Fiction"
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  • "Rivers : a Novel"@en
  • "Rivers"
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