Sunday, January 12, 2014

Long Man by Amy Greene

The wash of clouds sweeping over hardscrabble plains, mirrors Long Man, the river that winds its way through Yuneetah, Tennessee, the setting for Amy Greene’s graceful novel. The construction of a dam promises positive change but not all can readily let go of a land they are deeply rooted to. Set in the 1930s, against the backdrop of a child’s disappearance, the plot’s tempo rises as steadily as the floodwaters. This finely wrought -- if occasionally melodramatic -- novel shows how the temperamental Long Man etches not just the gorgeous countryside but practically every aspect of the struggling characters’ lives.

A longer review of this book will be published at Thank you to the publishers for an ARC.

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