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What the River Washed Away (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 06/06/2013
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Inspired by real-life events, this is the remarkable and uncompromising story of one young woman's refusal to accept her fate in 1920s Louisiana

Jobs and Jesus from the big town don't ever seem to make it out here. Not down through the hackberry woods to the shack where I live with my Mambo. Not now Pappy's gone. No, here's where the old ways squat, where devil's work heals and some say harms.

That don't mean the big town don't visit though - white folks with their shirt sleeves, liquor stink, and nasty ways. More dark in them than even Mambo can hold off.

But I got me a friend now, fierce and vengeful, and we got a powerful secret that's gonna change everything.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780742342
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 23 mm


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'Macleod brilliantly hooks the reader from beginning to end with a narrative that opens a floodgate of emotions and overflows with unforgettable characters.' Starred review. * Kirkus *
'Stunning... a heart-wrenching tale that speaks to you long after the last page is turned.' -- Maureen Lindley, author of The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel
'A spellbinding novel.' -- Marlon James, author of The Book of Night Women

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“A powerful read.”

Life changing events lead to a new direction for Arletta. From her childhood experiences in backwoods Louisiana of the early 1900s, she is destined to spend her adult life in the 'old country'. A turbulent... More

Paperback edition
4th June 2013
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“Completely brilliant read”

This is a novel about the power of self belief and it had me hooked from the beginning. Arletta is growing up poor in a rural shack in 1910s Louisiana. She's smart but she's rejected her wayward... More

Paperback edition
29th June 2013
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