The Rain Before it Falls (Paperback)
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Published: 26/06/2014
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The Rain Before it Falls - Jonathan Coe's heartbreaking novel of family secrets

Deeply moving and compelling, The Rain Before it Falls is the story of three generations of one family riven by tragedy. When Rosamund, a reluctant bearer of family secrets, dies suddenly, a mystery is left for her niece Gill to unravel. Some photograph albums and tapes point towards a blind girl named Imogen whom no one has seen in twenty years. The search for Imogen and the truth of her inheritance becomes a shocking story of mothers and daughters and of how sadness, like a musical refrain, may haunt us down the years.

'Spectacular, heartbreaking, beautifully written. Rosamund's story is one of the most extraordinary and compelling you will ever read. Impossible to put down, I loved every minute of it' Sunday Express

'A sad, often very moving story of mothers and daughters' Guardian

'Entirely compelling...the plot will keep you rapt...reminiscent of Ian McEwan at his most effective' New Statesman

Jonathan Coe's novels are filled with moving, astute observations of life and love, and are written with a revealing honesty that has captivated a generation of readers. His other titles, The Accidental Woman, The Rotters' Club (winner of the Everyman Wodehouse prize), The Closed Circle, The Dwarves of Death, The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim, The House of Sleep (winner of the 1998 Prix Medicis Etranger), A Touch of Love, and What a Carve Up! (winner of the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), are all available in Penguin paperback.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241967751
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Spectacular, heartbreaking, beautifully written. Rosamund's story is one of the most extraordinary and compelling you will ever read. Impossible to put down, I loved every minute of it * Sunday Express *

Entirely compelling . . . the plot will keep you rapt . . . reminiscent of Ian McEwan at his most effective

* New Statesman *

A sad, often very moving story of mothers and daughters

* Guardian *
A hauntingly melancholy tale of love and loss...a moving exploration of the inheritance of unhappiness, and the devestating consequences it can have for future generations * Daily Mail *
Potent and melancholy, like a short, sad song * Guardian *
A male writer who can enter such traditionally female territory and aquit himself with such aplomb * Sunday Telegraph *

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“so sad”

I'm working my way through Jonathan Coe's books and this is my third. A certain poignant sadness lingers all the way through, very unlike the other two books of his I have read so far which were often more... More

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“A good read.”

Enjoyed this book but not quite as much as the many others I’ve read by the same author.

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