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The River Within

Karen Powell

  • First edition
  • First printing
  • Signed by the author

The River Within is a piercingly evocative literary novel centred around the lives of two women, set in 1950s North Yorkshire.

On a summer’s day in 1955, in the village of Starome, the drowned body of young Danny Masters is discovered by three of his teenage friends.  How did Danny Masters die?

In an interweaving narrative that moves across the months before and after Danny’s death, village secrets gradually come to the surface.
Subtle, engrossing and highly accomplished, Karen Powell’s novel will draw comparisons with Graham Swift and Helen Dunmore.


  • ISBN 9781787702165
  • Title The River Within
  • Author Karen Powell
  • Publisher Europa Editions
  • Imprint Europa Editions
  • Binding Paperback
  • Publication date Thursday 1st January 1970
  • Width 13.5cm
  • Height 21cm
  • Number of pages 272

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