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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Literary
  • Language:English
  • Pages:135
  • eBook ISBN:9781620951507

Down in the Flood

by Sheldon Birnie

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Overview
"Down in the Flood" is the story of a man who is rapidly becoming lost in a sea of women, whisky, and bad weather. Set in the Canadian West, the story follows the narrator though a season of torrential rain and personal tribulation. With a colourful cast of characters along for the ride, "Down in the Flood" is a frank examination of alcoholism, friendship, love, and bad weather.
Description
"Down in the Flood" is the story of a man who is rapidly becoming lost in a sea of women, whisky, and bad weather. Set in the Canadian West, the story follows the narrator though a season of torrential rain and personal tribulation. With a colourful cast of characters along for the ride, "Down in the Flood" is a frank examination of alcoholism, friendship, love, and bad weather. After adventuring around the Canadian West, our narrator and his best friend, Jack, return to their small hometown on the prairies to regroup and try to shake their addictions. But quickly, the pair fall into familiar patterns. Their personal quests for redemption are complicated by the arrival of two beautiful women - Iris and Rose - and an assorted cast of characters who make giving up the bottle even harder. Compounded by a season of unprecedented bad weather, their struggles soon come to overwhelm them. Will our narrator and Jack make it out with their lives in tact, or will they go down in the flood?
About the author
Sheldon Birnie is a writer and song & dance man living in Winnipeg, MB. His writing has appeared in magazines like Briarpatch, the Dominion, and Canadian Dimension, and literary reviews such as Descant, lichen, and the Maynard. He plays guitar and sings in roots rock band Cheering for the Bad Guy. "Down in the Flood" is his first novel.
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