Gathering the Water

Gathering the Water


it truly is 1847, northern England, and Charles Weightman has been given the unenviable activity of overseeing the flooding of the Forge Valley and evicting its lingering population. Weightman is heartily resented by means of those locals, and he himself is more and more unconvinced either one of the knowledge of his appointment and of the integrity and explanations of the corporate males who published him there. He unearths a few solace, notwithstanding, in his enigmatic neighbour, Mary Latimer. taking care of her mad sister, Mary is additionally an interloper, and a companionship develops among the 2 of them which deals them either a few convenience and help of their mutual isolation. As wintry weather closes progressively in and because the waters start to upward thrust within the Forge Valley, it turns into more and more obtrusive that the man-made deluge can't be shunned; no longer through the locals eager to shop their houses, nor via the reluctant agent in their destruction, Weightman himself.

In a masterful new novel, Edric captures robust human feelings with grace and precision. The hauntingly resonant backdrop to this tale of David and Goliath marks Edric’s dramatic go back to ancient literary fiction.

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