What the River Washed Away (Paperback)
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What the River Washed Away (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 02/01/2014
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A missing child, a buried tin of coins, and a terrible secret - these lie at the heart of Muriel Mharie Macleod's powerful first novel set deep in Louisiana's back country, where lawlessness still reigns and the voodoo curses and charms of the old ways hold sway. Here eight-year-old Arletta lives with her family in an isolated shack in the woods. Sometimes she sees the white men walking down the track to her home, and knows to hide, but sometimes she sees them too late. Until one day she finds the strength to fight back, with instant ferocity. The men don't return. But when years later she hears that another girl has been attacked, and past meets present, Arletta is compelled to act, plotting a terrible revenge that will make its mark on history.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780743707

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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

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29th June 2013
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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

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4th June 2013
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