*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
Title: The Flood Girls
Author: Richard Fiflield
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: February 2, 2016
What caught me most about this book right off the back was not the synopsis. It was the cover. I love this cover. The retro vibe made me instantly want to open the book and it set the tone for the story inside.This wonderful cover prefaces a story full of colourful characters in a town that is far removed from metropolitan life, but is full of family drama, long-held grudges, but also lifelong friendships. It’s a funny story with a touching arc and great character development.
The story isn’t normally the kind of story I’m into, but it was a nice change. The characters are pretty rough-and-tumble. They don’t take crap from anyone. They’re crass, dirty, raw, and unfiltered. But they never apologies for they who they are and that’s what binds them together. Fifield captures the essence of a small American town where glitz and glam are the furthest thing from everyone’s mind, but what matters deep down are the relationships that people form with each other. Beneath the tough exterior lies true acceptance and loyalty that one won’t find anywhere else.