This River Awakens
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This River Awakens

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A time to escape. Twelve-year-old Owen Brand and his family move to Middlecross, a riverside town in rural Canada, hoping to leave poverty and unhappiness behind. A time for innocence Owen meets three local boys, and they soon form an inseparable band. Over the summer holidays they create their own world, a place apart from the adults who watch over them. Owen also grows close to Jennifer, a fascinating but deeply troubled girl. And a time to grow up. Then the gang stumble across a body in the river - a discovery with unimaginable consequences for them and the town, from which there is no going back.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 38mm | 381.02g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 085750066X
  • 9780857500663
  • 690,374

Review quote

"Wonderfully and intimately evoked...a writer of real imaginative force and breadth." -- Paul Binding THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT "Startlingly real...it is remarkable for a first novel." -- Margaret Forster "An excellent novel...a terrific new talent." GLOBE AND MAILshow more

About Steven Erikson

Archaeologist and anthropologist Steven Erikson's debut fantasy novel, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award and introduced fantasy readers to his epic 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen' sequence, which has been hailed 'a masterwork of the imagination'. This River Awakens was his first novel, and originally published under the name Steve Lundin. Having lived in Cornwall for a number of years, he and his family recently returned to Canada. To find out more, visit www.malazanempire.com and www.stevenerikson.comshow more

Review Text

"An excellent novel...a terrific new talent."show more

Back cover copy

A time to escape Twelve-year-old Owen Brand and his family move to Middlecross, a riverside town in rural Canada, hoping to leave poverty and unhappiness behind. A time for innocence Owen meets three local boys, and they soon form an inseparable band. Over the summer holidays they create their own world, a place apart from the adults who watch over them. Owen also grows close to Jennifer, a fascinating but deeply troubled girl. And a time to grow up Then the gang stumble across a body in the river – a discovery with unimaginable consequences for them and the town, from which there is no going back.show more
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