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The Levee

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The Levee

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Author: Michael McDowell
Publisher: Corgi Books, 1985
Avon, 1983
Series: Blackwater: Book 2
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Horror
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In Blackwater I: The Flood, McDowell introduced readers to the powerful Caskey family of Perdido, Alabama, whose lives were irrevocably changed by the arrival of the strange and beautiful Elinor Dammert.

Now the mysterious saga of the Caskey family continues in Blackwater II: The Levee.

Through a startling sacrifice, Elinor has finally managed to wrench her husband Oscar away from his powerful and demanding mother, Mary-Love.

But Mary-Love Caskey is not one to relinquish power easily, and she knows precisely the revenge that will hurt Elinor most.

As work begins on the levee that will block Elinor's beloved river from view, the two women battle for control of the Caskey family and perhaps the very soul of the town itself.

A strange child is born and baptized secretly in the dark waters of the Perdido River...

A lonely spinster turns to dark magic that will haunt her for the remainder of her life...

And a damaged boy goes for a walk in the moonlight and encounters something beyond his wildest nightmares...


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