view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Elizabeth Black's suspenseful inquiry into dark family secrets is enriched by a remarkable succession of images, often minutely observed, that bring characters, setting, and story sharply into focus. John Berendt, New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. possesses elegant descriptive powers. The honky-tonk allure of Glaveson's Strand district, in particular, comes alive in all its touched-up splendor.
If this were a list of the top upcoming Houston authors, they'd certainly be on it. For now, let's say they made remarkable debuts and we expect big, big things from them both.
The Drowning House marks the emergence of an impressive new literary voice. John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
A gripping suspense story about a woman who returns to Galveston, Texas after a personal tragedy and is irresistibly drawn into the insular world she's struggled to leave. Photographer Clare Porterfield's once-happy marriage is coming apart, unraveling under the strain of a family tragedy. Minneapolis Star-Tribune Black mythologizes this landscape, evoking its essence and that of its inhabitants, creating a novel that is far more than the sum of its parts. Elizabeth Black’s suspenseful inquiry into dark family secrets is enriched by a remarkable succession of images, often minutely observed, that bring characters, setting, and story sharply into focus. Black’s tempered prose and moody vulnerability creates a rich debut; both sensitive and sensational.
I realized I was hungry, but I didn’t want to sit by myself in one of the busy eateries in full view of anyone else who might recognize me. Where could I go? Not back to the house. Then I remembered that a block or so away there had been an old candy factory that also housed an ice-cream parlor. It was still there, a long, narrow space with exposed brick walls and marble-topped counters. Cashiers in sleeve garters worked the black-and-gold registers.
The Drowning House: A Novel. Written by Elizabeth Black. Elizabeth Black is a poet. This book was hyped for its dual story of Clare, a photographer who, after a personal tragedy, returns to Galveston to direct an exhibition and begins to question the story of a girl whose body was found after the 1900 Great Hurricane, her hair entangled in the family chandelier. I suspected as much reading descriptions such as, "Around her, I felt as though every minute was already full, that all the air in any room that contained us both had already been used u. and "that the air and water are often so close to body temperature you sometimes feel, if it weren't for the accident of your skin
The Drowning House book.
The Drowning House book.
The Drowning is a 2008 novel by Camilla Läckberg. Its Swedish title is "Sjöjungfrun," literally translated in English as "The Mermaid". Like Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin, The Drowning contains a novel within a novel: 'The Mermaid' is that story.