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Some Rain Must Fall (Harvest Original)

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Publisher Comments:

A prize-winning collection by "a hot new talent, a master of the short story form" (The Times Literary Supplement).

From the acclaimed author of Under the Sun, a finalist for the Whitbread Award and a widely praised debut in the United States, here is Michel Faber's first collection of short stories. Remarkably diverse, the voice of each story 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 on publication 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." Surreal and provocative, here's more from this exciting new talent.

Review:

"Somserset Maugham has shacked up with Ian McEwan, and [this] is their monstrous, magnificent first-born." Duncan McLean

Review:

"[Faber's] sense of wonder and big-heartedness calls to mind the better stories of Ray Bradbury, and he has a wonderful ability to push a whimsy to its extreme with magical results." The Independent (London)

Review:

"An astoundingly diverse collection....Truly memorable." The Barcelona Review

Synopsis:

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."

About the Author

Born in the Netherlands in 1960, MICHEL FABER emigrated to Australia at the age of seven, and moved to Ross-Shire, Scotland, eight years ago. A graduate of Melbourne University, he has worked as a nurse, a pickle-packer, a cleaner, and a guinea pig for medical research.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156011488
Author:
Faber, Michel
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Original
Series Volume:
2000-209890
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9.99 lb

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Product details 276 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156011488 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Somserset Maugham has shacked up with Ian McEwan, and [this] is their monstrous, magnificent first-born."
"Review" by , "[Faber's] sense of wonder and big-heartedness calls to mind the better stories of Ray Bradbury, and he has a wonderful ability to push a whimsy to its extreme with magical results."
"Review" by , "An astoundingly diverse collection....Truly memorable."
"Synopsis" by ,

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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