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The town that drowned, Riel Nason

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The town that drowned
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The town that drowned
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Riel Nason
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Language
eng
Summary
Living with a weird brother in a small town can be tough enough. Having a spectacular fall through the ice at a skating party and nearly drowning are grounds for embarrassment. But having a vision and narrating it to the assembled crowd solidifies your status as an outcast. What Ruby Carson saw during that fateful day was her entire town, buildings and people floating underwater. Then an orange-tipped surveyor stake turns up in a farmer's field. Another is found in the cemetery. A man with surveying equipment is spotted eating lunch near Pokiok Falls. The residents of Haverton soon discover that a massive dam is being constructed and that most of their homes will be swallowed by the rising water. Suspicions mount, tempers flare, and secrets are revealed. As the town prepares for its own demise, 14-year-old Ruby Carson sees it all from a front-row seat. Set in the 1960s, The Town That Drowned evokes the awkwardness of childhood, the thrill of first love, and the importance of having a place to call home. Award-winning writer Riel Nason's keen insights into human nature and the depth of human attachment to place make this novel ripple in an amber tension of light and shadow
Awards note
Winner 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize (Canada and Europe)
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1969-
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Nason, Riel
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Dams
  • Floods
  • Dams
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Outcasts
  • Pokiok Falls (N.B.)
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The town that drowned, Riel Nason
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  • Record machine-generated from publisher information
  • First published in Canada in 2011
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volume
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text
Control code
000050368258
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781743314609
Isbn Type
(ppaperback)
Label
The town that drowned, Riel Nason
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Record machine-generated from publisher information
  • First published in Canada in 2011
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050368258
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9781743314609
Isbn Type
(ppaperback)

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