The River King
From the best-selling author of The Dovekeepers, The River King confirms Alice Hoffman as "one of our quirkiest and most interesting novelists" (Jane Smiley, USA Today).
People tend to stay in their place in the town of Haddan. The students at the prestigious prep school don't mix with locals; even within the school, hierarchy rules, as freshman and faculty members find out where they fit in and what is expected of them. But when a body is found in the river behind the school, a local policeman will walk into this enclosed world and upset it entirely. A story of surface appearances and the truths submerged below.
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Mysterious and enigmatic, wonderful Hoffman.User Review - thecrowdedleaf - Borders
In a nutshell, I loved The River King. It is the third Hoffman novel I’ve read (previous ones are The Third Angel and The Ice Queen) and I think it’s my favorite so far. Her narratives are so ... Read full review
RIVER KING -LIB 7KUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Weaving history, geography, and the impact of weather upon the town of Haddan, MA, Hoffman creates an often-grotesque world where love struggles to grow beside cruelty and secrets. Carlin Leander and ... Read full review