Visits From the Drowned Girl [NOOK Book]

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From the author of cult classic THE MINOTAUR TAKES A CIGARETTE BREAK comes a dark narrative that begs the question: at what point do we become responsible for the things that we see?

Benny Poteat observes the world from above, working hundreds of feet in the air repairing tension lines. He's seen a lot of things from this vantage point, but nothing can compare to watching a girl die. She approaches the river that snakes far below him and walks...
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Visits From the Drowned Girl

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Overview

From the author of cult classic THE MINOTAUR TAKES A CIGARETTE BREAK comes a dark narrative that begs the question: at what point do we become responsible for the things that we see?

Benny Poteat observes the world from above, working hundreds of feet in the air repairing tension lines. He's seen a lot of things from this vantage point, but nothing can compare to watching a girl die. She approaches the river that snakes far below him and walks purposefully into the rushing water, never to reappear. Startled at both what he’s witnessed and his inability to prevent it, what Benny does next will forever alter the course of his life: He does nothing. He gathers up the drowned girl’s belongings and doesn’t tell a soul what he saw.

Instead, Benny visits the address on a business card he finds in the drowned girl’s bag and slowly insinuates himself into the life she once lived. But even as he immerses himself in her world, he wonders: What does it mean to watch someone die? And what can explain his strange attraction to the drowned girl?

VISITS FROM THE DROWNED GIRL is an unforgettable tale about the seductive but ultimately pernicious nature of secrecy. As Benny struggles to figure out what to do and who to tell, his burden becomes unbearable, and the secrets he keeps threaten to pull him under.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149215768
  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • Publication date: 6/9/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2005

    disappointment

    It's hard to believe that the same mind that produced the intelligent, moving, and fantastic Minotour Takes a Cigarette Break, wrote Drowned Girl. Visits From A Drowned Girl is indeed a dark book, which I usually like. Fortunately, Sherrill's writing ability showed moments of the magic from his previous book, to keep me reading this one. But I was left feeling empty... what was the point of the darkness? No overall message seemed to eek out... or justify some of the really awful things the main character did. The characters seemed a bit contrived, the dialogue and plot (and subplots) forced and disconnected. Really, a big disappointment. If you are interested in this author (even if you're not) definately read his first novel, skip this one, and hope for better in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2014

    A HUGE disappointment, just very poorly written & dull

    A HUGE disappointment, just very poorly written & dull

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Not recommended

    maybe a book club could analyze it more appropriately;found it to be a difficult read

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