Flood Summer: A Novel

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In Trenton Lee Stewart's debut novel, a young man holed up in a decrepit trailer in tiny Lockers Creek, Arkansas, considers himself a failure. He has bad knees, flat tires, a dying cat, and no plans. As incessant rain becomes a brutal storm and a flood claims the countryside, he meets a fierce young woman trying to start a new life. Together they're forced to reconsider their respective pasts-confronting secrets they'd rather not disturb.
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Overview

In Trenton Lee Stewart's debut novel, a young man holed up in a decrepit trailer in tiny Lockers Creek, Arkansas, considers himself a failure. He has bad knees, flat tires, a dying cat, and no plans. As incessant rain becomes a brutal storm and a flood claims the countryside, he meets a fierce young woman trying to start a new life. Together they're forced to reconsider their respective pasts-confronting secrets they'd rather not disturb.
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What People Are Saying

Lee K. Abbott
A writer with eye and ear and heart and brain enough to tell us true and make life out of English.
—(Lee K. Abbott, Love Is the Crooked Thing)
Mary O'Connell
In prose by turns startling and delicate, Stewart explores natural disaster-including love and its attendant hardships-with passion and exquisite devotion. A beautiful, memorable book that introduces us to a brilliant new writer.
—(Mary O'Connell, author of Living with Saints)
Rick Harsch
Trenton Lee Stewart's characters are as real as the water rising about them, and they observe much you'll find you've been missing, even in Faulkner.
—(Rick Harsch, author of The Driftless Trilogy)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870745058
  • Publisher: Southern Methodist University Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

TRENTON LEE STEWART has published fiction in The Georgia Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, and The Chattahoochee Review. He is the author of a forthcoming children's novel, The Mysterious Benedict Society. An Arkansas native, he now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2010

    Still working on it....

    I have been reading this book off and on for several months now, and it's actually quite good. The story is slow, but builds a good picture of each character, which I think is why I have stuck with it this long. It's not a book that's going to suck you in, hence it taking me several months to finish the book, however I don't feel like it's been a waste of my time. It's very hard to explain. I do recommend giving this book a chance, and I am very interested to see how it all ends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2008

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    this is a really good book. i really really really enjoyed it.

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