The Floodmakers

The Floodmakers

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
With his family in turmoil and his own life in a shambles, Harry Buelle agrees to join his family at their Southern beach house retreat, only to find that having the whole family together under one roof gives rise to old tensions, battles, disappointments, hurt, and bitter secrets.

Blackwell North Amer
If every family has its drama, then the Buelles are enjoying a good, long run.
Harry Buelle - the son of a famous, and famously demanding, southern playwright - awakes confused one morning in his bathtub. His stepmother phones him, complaining that his father has stopped taking his heart medicine. Harry has never heard her sound so tired, and with his own life in shambles he agrees to join his parents - and his sister Sarah and her ambitious, much younger husband - at their southern beach house retreat.
At first the plan for the weekend is simply to finish the documentary Sarah has been making of their father's brilliant life and career - but their father is instead preoccupied with a wounded bird that has flown inexplicably into the house. The young filmmakers have brought a hefty supply of emotional ammunition along with their blank tape, and soon all the good-natured familial ribbing leads to uncomfortable sparring, goading, and manipulation - rubbing raw old wounds and tearing away at long-held, secret compromises.

Baker
& Taylor

With his family in turmoil and his own life in a shambles, Harry Buelle agrees to join his parents, his sister, and her husband at their Southern beach house retreat, only to find that having the whole family together under one roof gives rise to old tensions, battles, disappointments, hurt, and bitter secrets. By the author of The Deadwood Beetle.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2004
ISBN: 9780399151637
039915163X
Branch Call Number: F DRE
Characteristics: 176 p. ; 22 cm

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