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In the beginning : a short story prequel to the novel rivers

Author: Michael Farris Smith
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster/ Simon451, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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In this short story prequel to Michael Farris Smith's widely acclaimed novel Rivers (a Best Book of 2013 in BookRiot, Daily Candy, and Hudson Booksellers), a series of catastrophic hurricanes along the Gulf Coast prompts the government to institute "The Line," a boundary between the coastal region and the rest of the country, effectively creating a lawless no-man's land without electricity, resources, or basic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Farris Smith
ISBN: 9781501102547 1501102540
OCLC Number: 895890108
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed November 10, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Michael Farris Smith.

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In this short story prequel to Michael Farris Smith's widely acclaimed novel Rivers (a Best Book of 2013 in BookRiot, Daily Candy, and Hudson Booksellers), a series of catastrophic hurricanes along the Gulf Coast prompts the government to institute "The Line," a boundary between the coastal region and the rest of the country, effectively creating a lawless no-man's land without electricity, resources, or basic services. Those left behind include Aggie, a snake-handling preacher with a questionable past; Bub and Ava, who live in a FEMA trailer held down by cinderblocks; and Cohen, who refuses to evacuate and leave behind the graves of his late wife and child. As all four struggle to survive below The Line, their stories intersect with violent and unexpected consequences.

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"The kind of book that lifts you up with its mesmerizing language then pulls you under like a riptide. . . . Rivers succeeds as both a stunning work of speculative fiction and a grim forecast of a Read more...

 
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