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Rivers - A Novel

Michael Farris Smith

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It had been raining for weeks. Maybe months. He had forgotten the last day that it hadn't rained, when the storms gave way to the pale blue of the Gulf sky, when the birds flew and the clouds were white and sunshine glistened across the drenched land. Following years of catastrophic hurricanes, the Gulf Coast—stretching from the Florida panhandle to the western Louisiana border—has been brought to its knees. The region is so punished and depleted that the government has drawn a new boundary ninety miles north of the coastline. Life below the Line offers no services, no electricity, and no resources, and those who stay behind live by their own rules. Cohen is one who stayed. Unable to overcome the crushing loss of his wife and unborn child who were killed during an evacuation, he returned home to Mississippi to bury them on family land. Until now he hasn't had the strength to leave them behind, even to save himself. But after his home is ransacked and all of his carefully accumulated supplies stolen, Cohen is finally forced from his shelter. On the road north, he encounters a colony of survivors led by a fanatical, snake-handling preacher named Aggie who has dangerous visions of repopulating the barren region. Realizing what's in store for the women Aggie is holding against their will, Cohen is faced with a decision: continue to the Line alone, or try to shepherd the madman's captives across the unforgiving land with the biggest hurricane yet bearing down—and Cohen harboring a secret that may pose the greatest threat of all. Eerily prophetic in its depiction of a southern landscape ravaged by extreme weather, Rivers is a masterful tale of survival and redemption in a world where the next devastating storm is never far behind.

Language:

English

Length:

11h 29m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

25:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

30:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

25:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

16:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

14:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

15:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

12:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

13:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

18:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

18:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

18:51


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:54


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:08