Edge of Dark Water

Edge of Dark Water

Book - 2012
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Mark Twain meets classic Stephen King--a bold new direction for widely acclaimed Edgar Award winner Joe R. Lansdale.

May Lynn was once a pretty girl who dreamed of becoming a Hollywood star. Now she's dead, her body dredged up from the Sabine River.

Sue Ellen, May Lynn's strong-willed teenage friend, sets out to dig up May Lynn's body, burn it to ash, and take those ashes to Hollywood to spread around. If May Lynn can't become a star, then at least her ashes will end up in the land of her dreams.

Along with her friends Terry and Jinx and her alcoholic mother, Sue Ellen steals a raft and heads downriver to carry May Lynn's remains to Hollywood.

Only problem is, Sue Ellen has some stolen money that her enemies will do anything to get back. And what looks like a prime opportunity to escape from a worthless life will instead lead to disastrous consequences. In the end, Sue Ellen will learn a harsh lesson on just how hard growing up can really be.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9780316188432
Branch Call Number: FICTION LAN
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 25 cm.

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Alpha_zzz
May 21, 2017

Meh! I held out hope throughout most of this book for some excitement and some captivating events, but it didn't happen (for me).
It's a rather simple story. The characters aren't simple. They had some depth, and they endured a great deal of pain so early in their lives, but the storyline just didn't get off the ground to make it a book that I would recommend.

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Palomino
Dec 20, 2012

Great, great writing. Gruesome, it's true. Why on earth isn't this a book club favourite instead of "the Help"? It's a bit similar, historical, feminist...but so much better.

LMcShaneCLE Apr 16, 2012

Fast-paced story with gruesome bits sure to appeal to teens.

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LMcShaneCLE Apr 16, 2012

LMcShaneCLE thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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