The River and Enoch O'Reilly

The River and Enoch O'Reilly

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"A small Irish town. A river flood. The return of a prodigal son. On the banks of the river Rua, when the rains have stopped and the waters receded, nine bodies are found. What took them to the river? Enoch O'Reilly, a self-made preacher and Elvis impersonator claiming to be just returned to Ireland from America, launches a radio show, Revival Hour. It enjoys a short but spectacular run, and its disastrous end forces Enoch back to the family home. There he finds clues to a mythic connection between the dead--this brotherhood of the flood--the natural rhythms of the earth, a secret language called riverish, and his lost father"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2013
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed
ISBN: 9780547904771
Call Number: F MURPHY P
Characteristics: 266 p. ; 21 cm


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BCD2013 Jun 06, 2014

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When nine bodies are found after a series of floods devastates a small Irish town, self-made preacher and Elvis worshipper Enoch O'Reilly uncovers mythic links between the dead, a secret language, and his lost father.


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