The parents of a girl whose body is trapped in an eddy in the Tamasee river want to attempt a rescue of the body. Environmentalists are convinced the rescue operation will cause permanent damage to the river. Torn between the two sides is Maggie Glenn, a newspaper photographer. She finds herself revisiting the past she's fought to leave behind.
When a twelve year-old girl drowns in the Tamassee River and her body is trapped in a deep eddy, the people of the small South Carolina town that bears the river's name are thrown into the national spotlight. The girl's parents want to attempt a rescue of the body. Environmentalists are convinced the rescue operation will cause permanent damage to the river and set a dangerous precedent. Torn between the two sides is Maggie Glenn, a twenty-eight year old newspaper photographer who grew up in the town and has been sent to document the incident. Since leaving home almost ten years ago, Maggie has done her best to avoid her father, but now, as the town's conflict opens old wounds, she finds herself revisiting the past she's fought so hard to leave behind.
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About Ron Rash
Winner of an NEA poetry fellowship, Ron Rash is the author of the prize-winning novels One Foot in Eden, Saintsat the River and The World Made Straight, as well as several collections of poetry and short stories. He is the recipient of an O. Henry Prize and the James Still Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. For Saints at the River he received the 2004 Weatherford Award for Best Novel and the 2005 SEBA Best Book Award for Fiction. Rash holds the John Parris Chair in Appalachian Studies at Western Carolina University and lives in Clemson, South Carolina.
Saints at the River by Ron Rash
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