Saturday, 17 March 2012

'Once Upon a River' by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Release date: 7th June 2012
Published by: Fourth Estate
ISBN No:  978 0 00 744336 9 

Meet Margo Crane – a female Huckleberry Finn, a teenage Scout Finch – as she single-handedly takes on a hostile world in this enthralling debut.

After the violent death of her father, in which she is complicit, Margo takes to the Stark River in her boat, with only a few supplies and a biography of Annie Oakley, in search of her vanished mother.

But the river, Margo’s childhood paradise, is a dangerous place for a young woman travelling alone, and she must be strong to survive, using her knowledge of the natural world and her ability to look unsparingly into the hearts of those around her. Her river odyssey through rural Michigan becomes a defining journey, one that leads her beyond self-preservation and to deciding what price she is willing to pay for her choices 

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