In 1936, the Tennessee Valley Authority constructs a dam on the river known as Long Man, a project that threatens to flood the tiny town of Yuneetah. Although most of the locals have moved away, Annie Clyde stays put, determined that her three-year-old daughter Grace will inherit the family farm. But when Grace goes missing during a storm, Annie Clyde must search for her child despite rising waters and mounting danger from a violent local drifter who's determined to destroy the dam and who may be responsible for the little girl's disappearance. Long Man
, a compelling, suspenseful tale of family ties by the author of the acclaimed Bloodroot
, evokes life in Depression-era Appalachia through authentic dialect and rich period detail.