Some Rain Must Fall

Some Rain Must Fall

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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

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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156011488
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/20/2001
Series:
Harvest Original Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


Michel Faber's work has been published in twenty countries and received several literary awards. He lives in Scotland.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
A remote cottage in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands
Date of Birth:
April 13, 1960
Place of Birth:
The Hague, Netherlands
Education:
Melbourne University
Website:
http://www.michelfaber.com

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