Watershed

Watershed

by Mark Barr (Author), Christian Baskous (Narrateur)
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Set in 1937 in rural Tennessee, with the construction of a monumental dam serving as background?a cinematically biblical effort to harness elemental forces and bring power to the people?Watershed delivers a gripping story of characters whose ambitions and yearnings threaten to overflow the banks of their time and place.

Nathan, an engineer hiding from his past, and Claire, a small-town housewife, struggle to find their footing in the newly electrified, job-hungry, post-Depression South. As Nathan wrestles with the burdens of a secret guilt and tangled love, Claire struggles to balance motherhood and a newfound freedom that awakens ambitions and a sexuality she hadn?t known she possessed.

The arrival of electricity in the rural community?where violence, prostitution, and dog-fighting are commonplace?thrusts together the federal and local worlds, in an evocative feat of storytelling in the vein of Kent Haruf?s Plainsong and Ron Rash?s Serena.

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Publication date
January 07, 2020
Publisher
ISBN
9781982692742
File size
812 MB