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Living with a weird brother in a small town can be tough enough.
Having a spectacular fall through the ice at a skating party and
nearly drowning are grounds for embarrassment. But having a vision
and narrating it to the assembled crowd solidifies your status as
an outcast. What Ruby Carson saw during that fateful day was her
entire town - buildings and people - floating underwater. Then an
orange-tipped surveyor stake turns up in a farmer's field. Another
is found in the cemetery. A man with surveying equipment is spotted
eating lunch near Pokiok Falls. The residents of Haverton soon
discover that a massive dam is being constructed and that most of
their homes will be swallowed by the rising water. Suspicions
mount, tempers flare, and secrets are revealed. As the town
prepares for its own demise, 14-year-old Ruby Carson sees it all
from a front-row seat. Set in the 1960s, The Town That Drowned
evokes the awkwardness of childhood, the thrill of first love, and
the importance of having a place to call home. Deftly written in a
deceptively unassuming style, Nason's keen insights into human
nature and the depth of human attachment to place make this novel
ripple in an amber tension of light and shadow.