Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | July 31, 2015

    Susan Casey: IMG Voices in the Ocean



    In 2010, the year dolphins came into my life, I spent my days working in midtown Manhattan, on the 36th floor of a big, impressive office building.... Continue »
    1. $19.57 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Boy in the Water

Boy in the Water Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A masterful psychological thriller, from the author of The Church of Dead Girls.

Another bucolic fall in northern New Hampshire, and the semester is under way at Bishop's Hill Academy. But this year the start of school has been less than tranquil. The new headmaster, Jim Hawthorne, has liberal ideas that the staff find far from welcome. He's also determined to do something about the long "tradition" of permanent loans to faculty of shovels, saws, even cars, from the school's supplies. Eloquent as he is on the subject of honor, rumor has it he's only taken this job to escape his past. And Hawthorne isn't the only uneasy newcomer. There's Jessica, a former stripper at fifteen, and Frank LeBrun, a replacement cook who's a bit too quick with a dirty joke. All three have secrets to conceal, memories to suppress.

Serene on the surface, the ivy-clad, tree-lined campus gives few clues to the school's history of special privileges, petty corruptions, and hidden allegiances. But as autumn advances, the affable smiles and pretenses of virtue wear thin. And as winter closes in, students, teachers, and staff get an education in savagery and murder. With his customary uncanny awareness of the intricacies of human nature, the acclaimed author of The Church of Dead Girls once again probes the daily life of an ordinary community to reveal the depths of good and evil.

About the Author

Stephen Dobyns has written nineteen novels, including the highly acclaimed The Church of the Dead Girls and the bestselling Saratoga mystery series. He has also written nine works of poetry, a book of essays, and many short stories, for which he was won several awards, including the Pushcart Prize. Formerly a reporter for the Detroit News and a teacher at the University of New Hampshire, Boston University, Brandeis, and the University of Iowa, he lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312975227
Author:
Dobyns, Stephen
Publisher:
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
New hampshire
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Preparatory schools
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Detective / General
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
104-397
Publication Date:
20000715
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.82x4.20x1.01 in. .43 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Sale Books

Boy in the Water
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 448 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312975227 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.