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Publisher Comments:

From the critically acclaimed author of Moon Tide comes a mesmerizing novel of love and violence, family and betrayal. The Season of Open Water is the passionate, searing story of a young woman coming of age in a New England seacoast town that is swept up in the dangerous trade of rum-running.

It is October 1927. Bridge Weld is nineteen, headstrong and beautiful, working in her grandfather Noel's boatbuilding shop. When Noel is approached by a local bootlegger to refit a boat for smuggling, he feels in his gut that he should not accept the work, yet he takes the job for the money it offers and for the chance it gives him to build a future for his beloved granddaughter, Bridge, and her brother, Luce. What Noel doesn’t count on is that Luce will be lured into the rum work himself and will try to pull Bridge into it with him.

But Bridge has embarked on a different course. Caught up in a passion for Henry, a veteran of World War I, Bridge is propelled beyond the confines of her known world, and ultimately she must choose between the man who loves her and the brother to whom she has been loyal all her life. As Bridge strikes out on her own, Luce's fierce attachment spirals out of control.

Exquisitely written, haunting in its rendering of place, The Season of Open Water is a superb novel about a family and the lawlessness of the heart, a love story that explores the often inescapable connections between violence and desire.

Synopsis:

Bridge, a determined young woman in her grandfather's boat-building shop, finds herself torn between her love for Henry, an ailing veteran of World War I, and her brother Luce, whose love of risk has led him into the dark underworld of the Prohibition rum-running trade. By the author of Moon Tide. 15,000 first printing.

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Dawn Clifton Tripp lives in Massachusetts. She is the author of Moon Tide.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307432605
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Tripp, Dawn Clifton
Author:
Tripp, Dawn
Author:
Dawn Clifton Tripp
Author:
of <i>Moon Tide</i>.
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050621
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
289

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Product details 289 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307432605 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Bridge, a determined young woman in her grandfather's boat-building shop, finds herself torn between her love for Henry, an ailing veteran of World War I, and her brother Luce, whose love of risk has led him into the dark underworld of the Prohibition rum-running trade. By the author of Moon Tide. 15,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Dawn Clifton Tripp lives in Massachusetts. She is the author of Moon Tide.
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