The Floodplain

A Novel

By Anthony Robinson

Subjects: Fiction
Imprint: Distribution Partners
Paperback : 9781930337640, 313 pages, December 2011

Riveting novel that deals with themes of action and inaction, guilt, and innocence.


The Floodplain tells the story of Professor Rick Forester, his wife, Chloe, and their two children, whose lives are forever changed when Chloe, a fledgling psychotherapist, becomes romantically entangled with her mentor, the charismatic psychiatrist Dr. Evan Kendrix. Kendrix, a leading interpreter of techniques in humanistic psychology, lures Chloe with promises of success and an exciting new life, but Kendrix is not what he seems, and as things spiral out of control, Rick must struggle to keep his family together. Set in 1970s America, Anthony Robinson's riveting new novel deals with themes of action and inaction, guilt and innocence, as they play out against the backdrop of an era that challenged sexual and cultural norms.

Anthony Robinson grew up in the Maverick Art Colony in Woodstock, New York. He served in the U. S. Navy as a lieutenant (jg) during the Korean War and joined the English faculty at SUNY New Paltz in 1964. The Floodplain is his seventh novel. Robinson lives with his wife, Tatiana, in New Paltz and New York City.


"A searching and satisfying tale of a conventional man adapting to an unconventional era. " — Chronogram