The Flood Ian Rankin

ISBN: 9780752873091

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Hardcover

256 pages


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The Flood  by  Ian Rankin

The Flood by Ian Rankin
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In 1986, a small Scottish publishing firm released a first novel by a talented young writer. Only a few hundred copies were printed but it was a literary milestone nonetheless. The book was The Flood. The author was Ian Rankin...Mary Miller hadMoreIn 1986, a small Scottish publishing firm released a first novel by a talented young writer. Only a few hundred copies were printed but it was a literary milestone nonetheless.

The book was The Flood. The author was Ian Rankin...Mary Miller had always been an outcast. As a young girl she had fallen into the hot burn - a torrent of warm chemical run-off from the local coal mine. Fished out white-haired and half-dead, sympathy for her quickly faded when the young man who pushed her in died in a mining accident just two days later.

From then on she was regarded with a mixture of suspicion and fascination by her God-fearing community.Now, years later she is hardly less alone. She is the mother of a bastard son, Sandy, and caught up in a faltering affair with a local teacher. Sandy, meanwhile, has fallen in love with a strange homeless girl.

The search for happiness isnt easy. Both mother and son must face a dark secret from their past, in the growing knowledge that their small dramas are being played out against a much larger canvas, glimpsed only in symbols and flickering images - of decay and regrowth, of fire and water - of the flood.The Flood is both a coming-of-age novel and an amazing portrait of a time and place.

Proto-Rankin as it is, its dark, atmospheric and powerful - a remarkable debut from a remarkable author.



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