A young child is found dead on the banks of the Little Jordan river. Someone tries to commit suicide. A teenager runs away from home. LITTLE JORDAN has the weird tension and quiet oddity of a David Lynch film. Told from the perspective of 13-year-old Meg, the town's odd happenings become mysterious and magical. This could be anybody's town, the reader's town. Against the sultry backdrop of a Southern summer, Meg's strange childhood world is eaten away by the caprice of adult relationships, and by the unpredictable tragedies that hang in the valley where she lives.