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Michael McDowell's Blackwater, Vol 1: The Flood / The Levee / The House
Michael McDowell's Blackwater Vol 1 The Flood / The Levee / The House
Author: Michael McDowell
Blackwater is a sprawling Southern Gothic epic covering 50 years of the Caskey family history starting in 1919. The six novels were originally released on a monthly basis in 1983. — "The Flood" is the first installment of Michael McDowell's 6-part series which is infused with the relaxed and languorous atmosphere of the South. Part ...  more »
ISBN: 312113
Publication Date: 1983
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Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Hardcover
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Although there are elements of horror just beneath the surface, this is more of a story of a dysfunctional Southern family, dominated by its matriarch who will sacrifice her own happiness to thwart those she disagrees with. The writing is typically McDowell -- meaning it's wonderful. You get swept up into the family as it evolves and changes and can sympathize with Elinor despite her, shall we say, peculiarities.
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