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Gathering the Water
by Robert Edric
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0552999741, Paperback)It is 1847, northern England, and Charles Weightman has been given the unenviable task of overseeing the flooding of the Forge Valley and evicting its lingering inhabitants. Weightman is heartily resented by these locals, and he himself is increasingly unconvinced both of the wisdom of his appointment and of the integrity and motives of the company men who posted him there. He finds some solace, however, in his enigmatic neighbour, Mary Latimer. Caring for her mad sister, Mary is also an outsider, and a companionship develops between the two of them which offers them both some comfort and support in their mutual isolation. As winter closes steadily in and as the waters begin to rise in the Forge Valley, it becomes increasingly evident that the man-made deluge cannot be avoided; not by the locals desperate to save their homes, nor by the reluctant agent of their destruction, Weightman himself.
In a masterful new novel, Edric captures powerful human emotions with grace and precision. The hauntingly resonant backdrop to this story of David and Goliath marks Edric’s dramatic return to historical literary fiction.
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In northern England, Charles Weightman has been given the task of overseeing the flooding of Forge Valley, & the eviction of its lingering residents. As the winter creeps steadily forward & the waters begin to rise in Forge Valley, it seems that the impending deluge cannot be avoided: neither by the locals, nor by Weightman.
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