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Blackwater: The Complete Saga Audiobook

Blackwater: The Complete Saga

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Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations. Some of those who observe her rituals in the river will never be seen again....

Originally published as a series of six volumes in 1983, Blackwater is the crowning achievement of Michael McDowell, author of the Southern Gothic classics Cold Moon Over Babylon and The Elementals and screenwriter of Beetlejuice and The Nightmare Before Christmas. This first-ever one-volume edition will allow a new generation of listeners to discover this modern horror classic.

©1983, 2017 Michael McDowell (P)2017 Valancourt Books LLC

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    I'm not even finished with this yet, but it's really satisfying to hear the names of places that I lived near: I went to high school in Mobile, and my mom and sister lived in Baldwin County for well over a decade, I with them from time to time. Just hearing "Atmore" and "Gulf Shores" and "Mobile", "Bay Minette" and "Bayou La Batre" is very satisfying, as if it reinforces their existence. Aside from that, the characters are very well developed. The intrigue is deeply touching, and the malice and manipulation is truly vexing.

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