The might and power of nature in the shape of Niagara Falls permeates this story. Although man battles to use and control the power of the Falls, it is that very power that affects and changes the lives of each of the characters in the book.
There is a nightmare I have: I fall asleep at the end of a productive day and suddenly find myself trapped within the frothing, seething waters beneath the cataract of Niagara. The struggle is long. No one can help me. Black cliffs loom around me. Waves of mist blind me. Rainbows flash. Trout leap. Emerald-green covers my face, blocks my throat, until finally, I let the vortex take me.