In the spring of 1971, Owen Brand and his family move to the riverside town of Middlecross, trying to escape poverty. For twelve-year-old Owen, it's the opportunity for a new life. He quickly falls in with three local boys and forms a strong bond with Jennifer, the rebellious daughter of a violent, alcoholic father.
When summer brings release from school, two figures preside over the boys' activities: Walter Gribbs, the benign old watchman at the yacht club, and Hodgson Fisk, a vindictive farmer tormented by his past. Then the boys stumble on a body washed up on the riverbank―and the reverberations of this discover will result in a cataclysm that envelops them all....
Published for the first time in the United States, from the acclaimed author of the Malazan Book of the Fallen, Steven Erikson's This River Awakens, is a lyrical, tender, and disturbing portrayal of a rite of passage that is both harsh and revelatory.
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Archaeologist and anthropologist STEVEN ERIKSON's debut fantasy novel, Gardens of the Moon, was short-listed for the World Fantasy Award and introduced fantasy readers to his epic Malazan Book of the Fallen sequence, which has been hailed "a masterwork of the imagination." This River Awakens was his first novel, and originally published under the name Steve Lundin. He lives in Canada.From Booklist :
When 12-year-old Owen’s family moves from the city to the country in search of a new life, the boy forms a sometimes tentative friendship with three local boys: stalwart Roland, hapless Carl, and Lynk, who is “full of ascendant visions.” The boys’ lives will change when they discover a corpse in an area river and decide, for reasons that seem somewhat murky, to keep their discovery a secret. Secrets, in fact, play a very large role in this ambitious novel. In the meantime, readers meet three adults whose lives will intersect those of the boys: a mink farmer, an alcoholic parent, and a kindly caretaker. There is a great deal of material in this exceedingly long and sometimes dense and relentlessly dark novel, enough for two or even three books. This excess sometimes tests the reader’s patience, as does an overabundance of symbology—the river, the corpse, a nonfunctioning machine, a secret room, and more. Though not for every reader, the book will be redeemed for many by a cast of interesting characters and a degree of suspense about their respective fates. --Michael Cart
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