Waiting for the Flood
by Alexis Hall
People come as well as go.
Twelve years ago, Edwin Tully came to Oxford and fell in love with a boy named Marius. He was brilliant. An artist. It was going to be forever.
Two years ago, it ended.
Now Edwin lives alone in the house they used to share. He tends to damaged books and faded memories, trying to a build a future from the fragments of the past.
Then the weather turns, and the river spills into Edwin’s quiet world, bringing with it Adam Dacre from the Environment Agency. An unlikely knight, this stranger with roughened hands and worn wellingtons, but he offers Edwin the hope of something he thought he would never have again.
As the two men grow closer in their struggle against the rising waters, Edwin learns he can’t protect himself from everything—and sometimes he doesn't need to try.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for sending me a free copy for review.
This book, my friends, is a gem.
I can tell you honestly that there wasn't a damn thing wrong with this book. Except maybe that I would have loved for it to be twice as long.
It's a good thing I'm not the author then, because part of the perfection of this book is that it is short and sweet.