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Lystra, North Carolina. A fictional town full of very real people who survive the attack of Hurricane Hugo and then find their bearings in the aftermath - often in wild and hilarious ways.

The days leading up to the impending disaster are not at all unusual - no portents of disaster, no signs of impending calamity. Bryce works his night shift at the hot dog factory, Isaac drives the bus to school, Evelyn attends a funeral. But when the electricity fails in the middle of the night on September 21, 1989, it marks the moment when everything will change: Hugo has arrived.

The storm builds, the wind whips by faster and faster, and interpersonal dramas, grudges, and rivalries are dredged up along with the flotsam and debris. Meanwhile, flood markers, painted red, track the height of the water from past rainstorms, and as the creek level rises higher than ever before, so do the emotions of the townspeople.

Alternating between weather forecasts and short stories, Floodmarkers is an exquisitely crafted day-in-the-life of a town. And as Nic Brown has us look bravely at the eye of the storm, he cleverly shows us that human nature can stir up a spectacular tempest all its own.

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"Smart and funny and sexy, Floodmarkers is more than just art: it's art on a motorcycle." - Daniel Wallace

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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: Floodmarkers
Author(s): Nic Brown
ISBN: 1-58243-506-5 / 978-1-58243-506-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Floodmarkers
Author(s): Nic Brown
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA