Set in the 1880s, this is the story of Edward, a boy who suffered from the "sacred" disease known as the falling sickness or epilepsy. It describes how people viewed epilepsy at this time, and how Edward came to terms with his disability, accepted it, and found a way forward.

Black Water 1996, Puffin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780698114210

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Black Water 1995, Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805038477

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Black Water 1994, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780192717283

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