The Resource Rivers, Michael Farris Smith

Rivers, Michael Farris Smith

Label
Rivers
Title
Rivers
Statement of responsibility
Michael Farris Smith
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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. 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. Until now he hasn't had the strength to leave them behind, even to save himself. But after his home is ransacked and all of his carefully accumulated supplies stolen, 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. Realizing what's in store for the women Aggie is holding against their will, Cohen is faced with a decision: continue to the Line alone, or try to shepherd the madman's 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. 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.M592234
LC item number
R58 2013
Literary form
fiction
Rivers, Michael Farris Smith
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Rivers, Michael Farris Smith
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn817579067
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781451699425
Lccn
2012049521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451699425
  • (OCoLC)817579067

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