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River Rising (Center Point Premier Fiction (Large Print))

By Athol Dickson (Author)
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Pages   318
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.6" Width: 6" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Library Binding
Release Date   Jun 30, 2006
Publisher   Center Point Large Print
ISBN  1585477818  
EAN  9781585477814  

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Welcome to Pilotville, Louisiana, 1927, isolated outpost on the Mississippi River--a stilt village bounded by swampland to the horizon, accessible only by boat, an island of brotherly love in a sea of racism. Meet Hale Poser, a stranger with a bad hip whos come looking for his roots--a humble man, a righteous man, a miracle man. In the swamp beyond the cypress and the tupelo and veiled by Spanish moss lies a lingering evil. For years it slept in dreadful isolation. Now comes Hale Poser, and it will sleep no more. It will rain down on Pilotville, it will rise up like a river, and nothing but a miracle can stop this awful flood.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Athol Dickson is the chairman of D&E Architecture and Design, Inc., in Dallas, Texas. His previous works include Every Hidden Thing and They Shall See God.

Athol Dickson currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas. Athol Dickson was born in 1955.

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A Big Surprise  Mar 31, 2008

I've read a lot of disappointing Christian fiction, but I decided to give this book a chance. Not only is River Rising well-written but Dickson has written an original story that made me feel as if I trekked across the bayou in 1927. I'm hooked. I plan to read his other books.
This book touched me.  Dec 5, 2007
I read many novels per year. Most are entertaining. Only a few bring me to the point of introspection. Having been reared in south Louisiana and in a racially biased society of the 50's and 60's, this well-written, gut-wrenching story reawakened some of the shame and regret of being a middle-class white in an era of racial discord and change. And the confrontation of the denial that exists in seemingly harmonious racial mingling was eye opening even in the present.
The story itself is well-told with enough distance to create mystery but enough detail and tension to keep me riveted and unable to stop reading.
I will definitely read more of Mr. Dickson's novels. He tells a great story and does the ultimate in his reader--he makes you feel the emotions of his characters in the deep recesses of your emotions.
Athol Dickson on top of his game  Nov 1, 2006
Athol Dickson is one of the most talented writers in the CBA, and River Rising proves it. A masterfully woven tale, the story gripped me from the beginning and only tightened its hold with each turned page. Dickson knows how to tell a story and his writing is clear and succinct. No frills. I highly recommend this book.
Simply Profound  Sep 22, 2006
River Rising is simply profound! From beginning to end the reader is drawn into a foreign world that exists not far from most of us. There is a richness to this novel that reminds this Louisiana boy of the multi-layered flavors of a good gumbo. Gumbo appears to be a simple dish but is actually made up of many layers of flavors. Such is River Rising.

There is a good mystery, depth of character, and story telling well above average. But in the end, this is a book that makes you think. Read the book to the last word. Don't skip anything. See Hale Poser's world through his eyes and you will be changed just as was Pilotville, Louisiana in "River Rising."
Christy winner--sweet, powerful, shocking  Jul 20, 2006
So many reviews here have covered the plot.

Bottom line: It will haunt me forever. I love to visit New Orleans and the bayou country, so the atmospheric setting, a main character itself, grabbed me and held me from the start.

And having grown up in a quiet mainline denomination, I now enjoy what Poser desired--mixed congregations that do read beyond "Be still and know" and apply the last of the Psalms. : )

With its well-drawn main characters, subtle use of dialect, often lyrical prose and powerful, sometimes shocking plot, there's no surprise it won the Christy for Mystery and Suspense.

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