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eBook Michael McDowell's Blackwater II: The Levee ePub

by Michael McDowell

  • ISBN: 0380822067
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Michael McDowell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Avon Books; First Edition edition (February 1, 1983)
  • ePub book: 1660 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1650 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 309

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In 'The Levee' we find the sleepy town of Perdido, Alabama changed with the construction of a levee.

In 'The Levee' we find the sleepy town of Perdido, Alabama changed with the construction of a levee. Yet our mysterious leading lady, Elinor, still creeps us out. Bottom line: a bit silly yet thoroughly enjoyable.

Michael McDowell was proclaimed the finest writer of paperback originals in America by Stephen King, and .

Michael McDowell was proclaimed the finest writer of paperback originals in America by Stephen King, and one of the best writers of horror in this country by Peter Straub.

BLACKWATER: II THE LEVEE is an original publication of Avon Books. This work has never before appeared in book form.

THE LEVEE is the second book in Michael McDowell's Blackwater series

I found this section to focus primarily on the dynamics between the people of the town, and in particular, the relations in the Caskey family. Elinor has really begun to assert herself behind the scenes as Oscar's driving force and motivation.

Michael McEachern McDowell (June 1, 1950 – December 27, 1999) was an American novelist and screenwriter described by author Stephen King as "the finest writer of paperback originals in America today"

Michael McEachern McDowell (June 1, 1950 – December 27, 1999) was an American novelist and screenwriter described by author Stephen King as "the finest writer of paperback originals in America today". His best-known work is the screenplay for the Tim Burton film Beetlejuice. McDowell was born in 1950 in Enterprise, Alabama, and graduated from . Miller High in Brewton, Alabama.

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Michael McDowell's Blackwater II: The Levee Format: Mass Market Paperback Authors: Michael McDowell ISBN10: 0380822067 Published: 1983-02-01 Michael McDowell's Blackwater II: The Levee. Mass Market Paperback.

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Comments

Insanity Insanity
Read this years ago and was looking for another copy. This is one of the best series I have ever read. Highly recommended.
Ielonere Ielonere
Not quite as good as the first, but the series keeps you wanting more. Reading Blackwater III now and it's a good one!
VizoRRR VizoRRR
Great book. I loved it.
ladushka ladushka
on time, as described
superstar superstar
This is about people I do not and cannot understand. The kind of people that choose to go miserable in order to try to make someone else even more miserable. It's like Crystle and Alexis having it out only Crystle is really a waterghost. I finished the first book in the series because the waterghost and her history and intentions were initially intriguing. But this book starts again with a deliberate plot against the rival woman and I caught myself thinking: Do I really want to invest time in these people? I don't like any of them. Thus the decision was made and the book discarded.
I_LOVE_228 I_LOVE_228
Since Amazon deleted my earlier review of Blackwater II: The Levee, I had to rewrite it again. So here it is.

Following her mysterious appearance during the flood of 1919 in Perdido, Alabama, Elinor Dammert marries into the town's leading family, the Caskey's. After surrendering her first child, Miriam, to her possessive mother-in-law, Mary-Love, Elinor settles down to a contented married life with Oscar, her happiness marred only by the town's plans to build a levee for protection against future flooding. Although Elinor insists that no flood will ever again come to Perdido while she is alive, an engineer named Early Haskew is brought in to supervise the project.

To spite Elinor, Mary-Love invites Early to stay with her and her spinster daughter, Sister, who promptly begins scheming behind her mother's back to marry the engineer. Sister is aided in her efforts by the occult conniving of Ivey, the family cook. Elinor, still unhappy about the levee but tolerant of Early and Sister's marriage if only because it makes Mary-Love so upset, gives birth to a second child, Frances. Frances will be her child as Miriam never could for it is apparent from the very beginning that Frances shares Elinor's mysterious otherworldly heritage.

James Caskey, Oscar's widowed uncle, is paid a visit by his penniless sister-in-law, Queenie, and her two children, Malcolm and Lucille. Queenie claims to be escaping from her husband, Carl, and clearly wishes to take refuge with the Caskey's. Although she at first appears to be a conniving opportunist, when her husband shows up and rapes her, she is accepted, with various degrees of sympathy, into the Caskey family, with Elinor as her prime sponser.

This second book in the 'Blackwater' series adds more depth and mystery to both Elinor Caskey and the town of Perdido itself. Laid back southern hospitality and gentle backstabbing rule the day. Make sure you have book three handy, you won't want the Caskey's world to end just yet. Enjoy!
Rose Of Winds Rose Of Winds
Best series of book I have ever read. I read them when they were first published and tracked them down to reread them and I enjoyed them as much if not more the second time around. Michael McDowell has to be my favorite all time author. His stuff is all extremely good and worth the money to buy all of the out of print books of the Blackwater series.
'The Levee' is the second installment of Michael McDowell's southern gothic soap opera: 'Blackwater'. Reading the first installment, 'The Flood', is mandatory. In 'The Levee' we find the sleepy town of Perdido, Alabama changed with the construction of a levee. Yet our mysterious leading lady, Elinor, still creeps us out.

Bottom line: a bit silly yet thoroughly enjoyable. Southern Alabama has never be so spooky.