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The drowning house: a novel

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Grouped Work IDbd12c192-cde8-7469-b425-ce1dbaa54fc8
Grouping Titledrowning house
Grouping Authorelizabeth black
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-05-08 07:30:43AM
Last Indexed2021-05-08 07:44:22AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780385360210

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display_descriptionA 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. When she receives an invitation to direct an exhibition in her hometown of Galveston, Texas, she jumps at the chance to escape her grief and reconnect with the island she hasn't seen for ten years. There Clare will have the time and space to search for answers about her troubled past and her family's complicated relationship with the wealthy and influential Carraday family.
Soon she finds herself drawn into a century-old mystery involving Stella Carraday. Local legend has it that Stella drowned in her family's house during the Great Hurricane of 1900, hanged by her long hair from the drawing room chandelier. Could Stella have been saved? What is the true nature of Clare's family's involvement? The questions grow like the wildflower vines that climb up the walls and fences of the island. And the closer Clare gets to the answers, the darker and more disturbing the truth becomes.
Steeped in the rich local history of Galveston, The Drowning House portrays two families, inextricably linked by tragedy and time.
"The Drowning House marks the emergence of an impressive new literary voice. 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, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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subject_facetDomestic fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Galveston (Tex.) -- Fiction
Women photographers -- Fiction
title_displayThe drowning house : a novel
title_fullThe Drowning House A Novel
The drowning house : a novel / Elizabeth Black
title_shortThe drowning house
title_suba novel
topic_facetFamily secrets
Women photographers