The Flood by Ian Rankin
Mary Miller is an outcast, believed by some to have occult powers, and is the mother of a bastard son, Sandy. Mary finds herself caught up in a faltering affair with a local schoolteacher while Sandy falls in love with a strange gypsy girl.
As the action moves towards a tense and unexpected climax, both mother and son are forced to come to terms with the past, in the growing knowledge that their small dramas are being played out against a much larger canvas, a drama glimpsed only in symbols and flickering images - of decay and regrowth, of fire and water - of the flood.
About the Author
Ian Rankin was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960. In 1997 he was awarded the Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction for Black and Blue. His subsequent Rebus novels have all been international bestsellers. He lives with his wife and two sons in Edinburgh. In 2003, Ian received an OBE for his services to literature.
Paperback | 256 pages
153 x 233 x 17mm | 335g
15 Sep 2005
Orion Publishing Co
Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
London, United Kingdom
A secondhand book that has obvious damage, none of which compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks and some obvious creasing on the back cover, but no hole or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. Pages 147-159 have a very small and faint coffee stain at the top right-hand side of the book. No missing pages.