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Some Rain Must Fall

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Some Rain Must Fall by Michel Faber
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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."

Author Biography

Michel Faber's work has been published in twenty countries and received several literary awards. He lives in Scotland.
Release date NZ
August 20th, 2001
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
Us ed.
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Mariner Books
Pages
276
Dimensions
140x216x17
ISBN-13
9780156011488
Product ID
5320449

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