The River King Summary
Alice Hoffman

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The River King Summary

In Hoffman's fictional universe, nature reflects human passions and sorrows.

Thwarted desire is echoed in spectacular thunderstorms; grief makes flowers change color; animals are drawn to lonely people; and rivers reveal their secrets.

At the beginning of each chapter, Hoffman describes a sweeping physical change in the weather and the landscape; this natural occurrence directly influences the moods and stratagems of the characters in the story.

The cool winds and freshness of October...

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