The Rivers That Run Through Us

The Rivers That Run Through Us

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 20/10/2023
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Synopsis

After a desperate escape from an evil monster leaves a woman drowned in a river, her two young sons search for redemption and their estranged older brothers in and around the disappearing world of East London's Isle of Dogs in a twisting adventure beyond dreams and reality. Henry, Jack, Paul, Ray and John Killerman lead messed up lives, each one dealing with the struggle of his own; all lost in a labyrinth of troubling preoccupations. The madness progresses to another level when their paths cross with the wildly enigmatic Sunny, unleashing a chain of events that defy belief.

  • Publisher: Foreshore Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781739394967
  • Number of pages: 134

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The Rivers That Run Through Us
Powerful, impactful, beautiful and haunting.
This novel hits your like a wave, a flood, a slap in the face: a dark dramatisation of violence that is as stark as it is poetic. I couldn't put it down. I... READ MORE
Lawrence abrams
The Rivers That Run Through Us
Absolutely brilliant. A tour de force.
What an absolute privilege to get to read this a few weeks ahead of publication. I had some trepidation going into this; the subject matter - 'the disturbi... READ MORE
Brianna S Hughes
The Rivers That Run Through Us
Totally brilliant!
A beautifully written story. Very powerful, sometimes shocking and always page turning. The gritty reality and dream like surrealism work well together. It... READ MORE
Y F Chang
The Rivers That Run Through Us
Wow! Beautiful, disturbing, poignant. A powerful cocktail of characters and storylines.
'He stood up and put the hare under his coat and turned his back on the grave and walked along the eastern edge of the world with the sun behind them and h... READ MORE
Mary J Meyer
The Rivers That Run Through Us
Exceptional.
This is one of the best-written books I have read this year. There is something so special about the writing style, I can't really put it into words. I wan... READ MORE
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The Rivers That Run Through Us
Brutal, beautiful, and impactful.
"This story's dialogue is sometimes terse and often vulgar and while the profanity is not employed for shock value, but is rather an integral component of ... READ MORE
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The Rivers That Run Through Us
Incredibly impactful storytelling. Beautiful and terrifying.
I read the advance reader copy of this book, prior to the launch, and absolutely loved it. I read the author's notes and the pre-publicity and accepted tha... READ MORE
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The Rivers That Run Through Us
Mad, bad and wonderful!
No speech marks. No chapter headings. Shifting timelines. Free flowing narrative covering several storylines and multiple characters. I'm not sure whet... READ MORE
Paul Cook
The Rivers That Run Through Us
A fantastic, impactful and powerful debut novel.
I loved this book. The author does meander somewhat - like the river, which I guess is fitting - but I love his style, the long sentences and poetic prose.... READ MORE
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The Rivers That Run Through Us
Phenomenal!
I received a pre-launch copy of The Rivers That Run Through Us a few months ago and was immediately blown away by this phenomenal book. How can one novel b... READ MORE
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The Rivers That Run Through Us
Compelling, profoundly moving, and complex.
THE RIVERS THAT RUN THROUGH US is compelling, profoundly moving, and complex. I got lost from time to time and had to backtrack to stay on track. This is m... READ MORE
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The Rivers That Run Through Us
Interesting, can't-put-down read
The Rivers That Run Through Us is a compelling story centered on five brothers and their father, each from the same hellish upbringing and all thrust into ... READ MORE
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The Rivers That Run Through Us
A great read that kept me on my toes
The Rivers That Run Through Us is a compelling story centered on five brothers and their father, each from the same hellish upbringing and all thrust into ... READ MORE
Cheyenne DeBorde
The Rivers That Run Through Us
A bloody, simple, disgusting, sometimes funny, romp through completely screwed up lives.
I had to read this twice; in one week : the Tarantino effect (shifting of timelines) threw me at first. The second read was better. Now I fully appreciate... READ MORE
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The Rivers That Run Through Us
heart rending and mind bending storytelling at its finest
i couldn't wait for this to come out. I heard the author pulled this book from a New York publisher who wanted to censor it. Glad it finally made it into t... READ MORE
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The Rivers That Run Through Us
Genius. Madness. Mayhem. Pure Entertainment.
There are layers and layers of dark, deep, complex and disturbing reality and fantasy in this completely mad novel. It is extreme, in terms of the places i... READ MORE
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The Rivers That Run Through Us
A Masterpiece of Bad Attitude, Dark Humour, Razor-Sharp Dialogue and Narrative Brilliance.
Unforgettable characters, off-the-wall storytelling, and a refreshingly bad attitude to structure and violence. This novel manages to captivate, while offe... READ MORE
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