The Flood Before

The Flood Before I understood the way this little insular town worked but I knew it wasn t how the rest of the world was Bremen would not survive Once the cruel machinations of the larger world took notice it wouldn

  • Title: The Flood Before
  • Author: Tyler Taylor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • I understood the way this little insular town worked, but I knew it wasn t how the rest of the world was Bremen would not survive Once the cruel machinations of the larger world took notice, it wouldn t tolerate such an aberration Bremen would be washed away Maybe not this flood, maybe not the next one, but soon Connor has experienced loss and tragedy than any I understood the way this little insular town worked, but I knew it wasn t how the rest of the world was Bremen would not survive Once the cruel machinations of the larger world took notice, it wouldn t tolerate such an aberration Bremen would be washed away Maybe not this flood, maybe not the next one, but soon Connor has experienced loss and tragedy than any eleven year old should In the summer of 1991, a flooded road forces Connor and his father to spend a weekend in Bremen, a picturesque, isolated town at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers Connor s sadness starts to dissipate when he meets a girl named Jori, the only other kid in the entire town But what begins as a coming of age story soon grows into something larger and stranger as the town of Bremen begins to reveal its secrets Connor s determination to come to grips with the tragedies of reality is complicated by the townspeople s casual acceptance of a magical and dangerous ontology Stalked by lions, haunted by ghosts, and dealing with a quickly unraveling system of beliefs, Connor must decide if it s better to stay sheltered by fantasy or learn to fight his way through the crueler but tangible world.

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