The Town That Drowned

Author(s): Riel Nason

General Fiction

A tender, funny and charming coming of age tale that will steal your heart.


Living with a weird brother in a small town can be tough enough. Having a spectacular fall through the ice at a skating party and nearly drowning are grounds for embarrassment. But having a vision and narrating it to the assembled crowd solidifies your status as an outcast.


What Ruby Carson saw during that fateful day was her entire town, buildings and people floating underwater. Then an orange-tipped surveyor stake turns up in a farmer's field. Another is found in the cemetery. A man with surveying equipment is spotted eating lunch near Pokiok Falls. The residents of Haverton soon discover that a massive dam is being constructed and that most of their homes will be swallowed by the rising water. Suspicions mount, tempers flare, and secrets are revealed. As the town prepares for its own demise, 14-year-old Ruby Carson sees it all from a front-row seat.


Set in the 1960s, The Town That Drowned evokes the awkwardness of childhood, the thrill of first love and the importance of having a place to call home.


 

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781743314609
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : November 2012
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Riel Nason
  • : Paperback
  • : 313
  • : 300