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“The Butterfly Effect”: Literary Sofa feature with David Rain

Book website The Literary Sofa features an article by David about the writing of The Heat of the Sun with an excellent accompanying review. Here’s how it begins: “Some stories have such a strong hold on the popular imagination that they refuse to fade away. The desire to reconnect with the familiar in a new…
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The Literary Sofa reviews The Heat of the Sun

David Rain’s skill in imagining the life of “that boy” is instantly apparent. As narrator it is Trouble’s contemporary Woodley Sharpless who recounts different phases of their complex friendship in an ingenious operatic structure and with a highly engaging voice. The historical setting is vividly rendered, from the decadence of 1920s New York to the…
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