On a Tuesday in April, nine feet under water, police diver Flea Marley closes her gloved fingers around a human hand. DI Jack Caffery and Flea soon establish that the hands belong to a boy who has recently disappeared. Their search for him - and for his abductor - lead them into the darkest recesses of Bristol's underworld.
Esther Kinsky's RIVER is a novel that follows a young woman's memories of her past through reminiscences brought about by her walks alongside the rivers that she encountered over the course of her life. RIVER was shortlisted for the German Book Prize in 2014.
No one could have known that the Midwestern town of Ambient would be changed forever by the arrival of young misfit Gabriel Carpenter. But his short time among them touches the entire community and his death revives the local legend of the river angel. The line between the possible and impossible blurs and everyone's fragile hopes are exposed.