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Fall Line
     

Fall Line

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by Joe Samuel Starnes
 

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December 1, 1955: Flood gates are poised to slam shut on a concrete dam straddling the Oogasula River, creating a lake that will submerge a forgotten crossroads and thousands of acres of woodlands in rural Georgia. The novel unfolds in one day's action as viewed through the eyes of Elmer Blizzard, a troubled ex-deputy; Mrs. McNulty, a lonely widow who refuses to leave

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December 1, 1955: Flood gates are poised to slam shut on a concrete dam straddling the Oogasula River, creating a lake that will submerge a forgotten crossroads and thousands of acres of woodlands in rural Georgia. The novel unfolds in one day's action as viewed through the eyes of Elmer Blizzard, a troubled ex-deputy; Mrs. McNulty, a lonely widow who refuses to leave her doomed shack by the river; her loyal, aging dog, Percy; and a rapacious politician, State Senator Aubrey Terrell, for whom the new lake is named. A story of land grabs, loss, wounded families, bitterness, hypocrisy, violence and revenge in the changing South, Fall Line is populated by complex characters who want to do the right thing but don’t know how. Joe Samuel Starnes's novel is a memorable, beautiful, and heartbreaking tale of a backwater hamlet's damaged people and its transformed landscape.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013220423
Publisher:
NewSouth, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
708 KB

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Fall Line 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
philsterPK More than 1 year ago
Great book-----------kept me intrigued at all times. I will now read other books by the author. Loved the way he explained each character and the surroundings. Have shared this book with all my friends and they love it also. Would be a great book for book club discussions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because I spend most of every summer on the lake created by the dam and expected a story that could give me a feel for what life was like when it was built. What I got was a main character who repeatedly 'hustles his balls'. The other character feautured prominently was a dog and the books most interesting moments were from his POV.
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