In the swamp beyond the cypress and the tupelo, and veiled by Spanish moss, lies a lingering evil. For years it slept in dreadful isolation. Now comes Hale Poser, and it will sleep no more. It will rain down on Pilotville, it will rise up like a river, and nothing but a miracle can stop this awful flood.
A Christy Award finalist, Athol Dickson is a critically acclaimed author whose engrossing novels are equal parts Southern, inspirational, and mysterious.
©2006 Athol Dickson; (P)2006 Recorded Books LLC
"Atmospheric, well-paced, and powerfully imagined." (Publishers Weekly)
"Dickson deftly explores a variety of complex issues...all with a tasteful touch of magical realism." (Kirkus)
"A story of suspense and religious allegory...that, because of Dickson's smooth writing skills, is both earnest and energetic." (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
my four teens' mom
I love books that keep me thinking long after I have finished them. This one ranks in my top ten favorite books of all time. If you enjoy pondering questions like "what constitutes a miracle, and what is mere coincidence?" or "why are some people born in affluence and others poverty?" this is a great read. This is Christian literature with deep theological themes. The characters are very original and the conflicts between blacks and whites defy old stereotypes. Even as a white woman, I was able to identify with the black male character and gained new understanding for his struggles. Don't expect a predictable ending. If you seek to understand the symbolism in this story, you will find the ending quite satisfying. This is a book about the hope that is offered when we truly yield to the love of Christ. I recommend it to anyone interested in such hope.
I'm angry with myself for searching for almost an hour for a "good read" to spend my last monthly credit on. Didn't know this author, but when I read he had a "Christy Award," I decided to go for it. Later on, I learned Christy stands for Christian. Oh, well, live and learn, even if it did cost me a credit. The operative word is "inspirational". Well, reading is enlightening, isn't it? I persevered because as a child, I would read anything, including the backs of cereal boxes. lol.
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