The Storyteller

Volume 3 in The Riverman Trilogy

Keri Cleary is worried about her brother, Alistair. Everyone is worried about Alistair. As the one witness to a shooting, he has been shocked into silence. But everyone needs to know three things: Who shot Kyle Dwyer? Where is Charlie Dwyer? What does this all have to do with the disappearance of Fiona Loomis?

Perhaps the answers lie in stories. As Alistair makes strange confessions to his sister, Keri becomes inspired. She tells stories, tales that may reveal hidden truths, fiction that may cause real things to happen. In the concluding volume of the Riverman Trilogy, readers are asked to consider the source of inspiration, the borders of reality and the power of storytelling. They are asked to forgive monsters, to imagine alternate dimensions, and to believe in a phosphorescent wombat who assures us that gone for now is not necessarily gone for good.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016

ISBN: 978037436313


"'Story is the important thing' in this consistently imaginative, intense, thoughtful, and satisfying finale." – Kirkus Reviews (★ starred review)

"A stunning and thought provoking conclusion to The Riverman Trilogy." – Booklist (★ starred review)

"This title concludes the original and uniquely satisfying trilogy and will not disappoint fans of the first two books...In a subsection of publishing where trilogies often seem formulaic or forced, this refreshing take challenges traditionally reiterated narrative devices...Fans of fantasy and realistic fiction alike will find something to love about this book, in which narrative ambiguity has never been so well leveraged...a great recommendation for fans of the first two books as well as Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game or Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time." – School Library Journal (★ starred review)