River Rising : Welcome to Pilotville, Louisiana, 1927, isolated outpost on the Mississippi River - a stilt village bounded by swampland to the horizon, an island of brotherly love in a sea of racism. Meet Reverend Hale Poser, a stranger with a bad hip come looking for his roots. A humble man, a righteous man, a miracle man. See Hannah Lamont, new baby daughter to James and Rosa, a breech birth if not for this stranger's touch upon her mother's belly. She's perfect, and her parents' sweet joy until, suddenly, she vanishes. Who but this stranger could have done this terrible thing? Who but this man of miracles could see that it's undone?