Where the Lake Becomes the River

Where the Lake Becomes the River

by Betterton

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ISBN-13: 9780981519210
Publisher: Novello Festival Press
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Kate Betterton is a practicing psychotherapist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Where the Lake Becomes the River is her first novel.

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Where the Lake Becomes the River 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
delphimo on LibraryThing 25 days ago
Kate Betterton writes brilliantly, with vivid settings and interesting characters, but the story hammers a life of doom and gloom. Parrish, an artistic and gifted child, dwells on death. Her school essays all recount the theme of death and hopelessness. The story begins in Japan, after WWII, but quickly changes to Mississippi with its racial tension and the supremacy of the Klu Klux Clan. Betterton explores the problems of Southern life: the tension between the "blacks" and the "whites", the distance between the poor and the rich, the sexual abuse, and the superstition. Too many devastating events follow Parrish: death, loss of innocence, and loss of friendship. The last section of the book, Anastasis, brings a glimmer of hope. But this enlightening moment is too little and too late.
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