This ended up being a super interesting read that circled the influence of the river that runs through this rural village. Set in an unidentified historic time period where the local tavern is the center of town and the river impacts every aspect of their lives. After a big storm a mysterious child is saved from the river. She could be the missing daughter of the local prominent family whose child was kidnapped two years ago or the missing child of a local conman. Families are thrown into turmoil while the villagers get to enjoy the resulting new stories and speculation.
A novel that delves into the stories we tell ourselves, the image people show the world, and the mysteries and meaning of life.