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The Flood

(1983)
(The first book in the Blackwater series)
A novel by

 
 
Michael McDowell was proclaimed "the finest writer of paperback originals in America" by Stephen King, and "one of the best writers of horror in this country" by Peter Straub.

Now, McDowell's masterpiece - the serial novel, Blackwater - returns to thrill and terrify a new generation of readers.

The mysterious saga of the Caskey family begins in Blackwater I: The Flood, as a devastating flood brings a strange and beautiful visitor to the small, sleepy lumber town of Perdido, Alabama.

Elinor Dammert's arrival will forever change the town and the wealthy and powerful Caskey family.

James, who dotes on Elinor like a second daughter...

Sister, who pines for Elinor's strength and independence...

Oscar, who loves Elinor and determines to build a life with her...

And matriarch Mary-Love, perhaps the only person in Perdido with an inkling of Elinor's true power and purpose.

For Elinor is more than she appears, and she brings to Perdido - and to the Caskeys - a deadly, inexplicable otherness from which no one can ever be safe.

Tough Times Publishing proudly presents the return of Michael McDowell's legendary serial novel, Blackwater.

As Publishers Weekly noted, "Readers of weak constitution should beware!"



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Used availability for Michael McDowell's The Flood

Paperback Editions

July 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Flood (Blackwater)
Author(s): Michael McDowell
ISBN: 0-552-12672-1 / 978-0-552-12672-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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January 1983 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Michael McDowell's Blackwater I: The Flood
Author(s): Michael McDowell
ISBN: 0-380-81489-7 / 978-0-380-81489-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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January 1983 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Blackwater I: The Flood
Author(s): Michael McDowell
ISBN: 999911590X / 978-9999115902
Publisher: Avon Books (Mm)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA