The Flood

The Flood

Book - 2005
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When she was ten, Mary Miller was pushed into the hot burn--a torrent of warm-chemical run-off from the local coal mine. Her hair turned white and she was subsequently regarded with a mixture of fear and fascination by her God-fearing community. Years later she is a single mother and is having a faltering affair. Her son Sandy has fallen in love with a homeless girl, but the search for happiness isn't easy, and both mother and son are gradually being forced to come to terms with a dark secret from Mary's childhood.
Publisher: London : Orion, 2005, c1986
ISBN: 9780752873107
Characteristics: xviii, 205 p


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Nov 19, 2012

probably too early in Rankin's career to have the oomph I expected

Danika Meunier Sep 07, 2012

This is the first of Rankin's work I have read. I don't think it is representative of his other work. This was a very good read though!

Apr 16, 2011

Very interesting to read this (very) early Ian Ranking. Can't be compared to Rebus novels, but a good read in its own right.

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