What the River Washed Away
[a Novel]Book - 2013
A missing child, a buried tin of coins, and a terrible secret -- these lie at the heart of Muriel Macleod's powerful first novel set deep in the back country of early-20th-century Louisiana, where lawlessness still reigns and the voodoo curses and charms of the old ways hold sway. Here eight-year-old Arletta lives with her family in an isolated shack in the woods. Sometimes she sees the white men walking down the track toward her home and knows to hide. But sometimes she sees themtoo late, until one day she finds the strength to fight back with ferocity. The men don't return. But when years later she hears that another girl has been attacked, and past meets present, Arletta is compelled to act, plotting a revenge that will leave its mark on history.
Publisher: London : Oneworld, 2013.
Branch Call Number: FICTION MACL
Characteristics: 274 p. ; 22 cm