Some Rain Must Fall

Some Rain Must Fall

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Michel Faber's short stories are markedly diverse-the voice of each is so distinct that the book reads like an anthology of different writers. But Faber's radically inventive style fastens all fifteen stories into a compelling collection deserving of the high praise it garnered in the United Kingdom. One surreal story, "Fish," projects a futuristic world populated with fish swimming in the air. As sharks hover in abandoned corners and human zealots of the Church of the Armageddon loose their fanaticism on the innocent, it's a mother's full-time job to protect her young daughter. The title story, "Some Rain Must Fall, " tells of a substitute schoolteacher called on in a crisis, and as she encourages her pupils to express their feelings, we learn the source of the class's trouble: a devastating act that resonates with contemporary America. As Garth Morris wrote in the Mail on Sunday (London), "these are well-crafted pieces of quiet forlorn intensity in a very real world."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 135.6 x 207.8 x 17.3mm | 283.66g
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • English
  • Us ed.
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156011484
  • 9780156011488
  • 1,015,571

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"Young writers are meant to have a strong, individual new voice. Michel Faber doesn't: he has a whole host of them. . . . Some Rain Must Fall has an astonishing variety of themes, characters, and styles."-Duncan McLean
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2 7% (54)
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