By Robert Edric
Publish 12 months notice: First released in 2006
It is 1847, northern England, and Charles Weightman has been given the unenviable activity of overseeing the flooding of the Forge Valley and evicting its lingering population. Weightman is heartily resented through those locals, and he himself is more and more unconvinced either one of the knowledge of his appointment and of the integrity and causes of the corporate males who published him there. He unearths a few solace, despite the fact that, in his enigmatic neighbour, Mary Latimer. taking care of her mad sister, Mary can also be an intruder, and a companionship develops among the 2 of them which deals them either a few convenience and aid of their mutual isolation.
As iciness closes gradually in and because the waters start to upward push within the Forge Valley, it turns into more and more obtrusive that the man-made deluge can't be refrained from; no longer by means of the locals eager to retailer their houses, nor via the reluctant agent in their destruction, Weightman himself.
In a masterful new novel, Edric captures robust human feelings with grace and precision. The hauntingly resonant backdrop to this tale of David and Goliath marks Edric's dramatic go back to ancient literary fiction.
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Gathering the Water by Robert Edric