The Flood, Paperback

The Flood Paperback



The book that began Ian Rankin's phenomenal career. Mary Miller had always been an outcast. Burnt in a chemical mix as a young girl, sympathy for her quickly faded when the young man who pushed her in died in a mining accident just two days later.

From then on she was regarded with a mixture of suspicion and fascination by her God-fearing community. Now, years later, she is a single mother, caught up in a faltering affair with a local teacher.

Her son, Sandy, has fallen in love with a strange homeless girl.

The search for happiness isn't easy. Both mother and son must face a dark secret from their past, in the growing knowledge that their small dramas are being played out against a much larger canvas, glimpsed only in symbols and flickering images - of decay and regrowth, of fire and water - of the flood.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780752883694



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