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Volcano Street OUT NOW

David Rain's new novel is now published

David Rain’s new novel VOLCANO STREET is published by Atlantic Books in the UK today, available in both trade paperback and e-book. In Australia and New Zealand the book is available through publishers Allen and Unwin, and it can be purchased online all over the world. Here’s what the book is about. This is taken…
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Visual Verse

New David Rain poem now available

The latest issue of innovative online poetry magazine Visual Verse features as its lead piece a poem by David called “Christopher.” Visual Verse asks contributors to respond to a specific image each month – though this can be interpreted broadly – so David’s piece had its origins in this picture of the lone wolf. Here’s…
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“Fascinating monsters … enthralling and complex”

Novelist Charles Palliser on David's new novel – and new heroine

From Charles Palliser, distinguished author of novels including Victoriana classic The Quincunx and his current book, the intriguing gothic mystery Rustication, comes the following pre-publication quote about David’s new novel Volcano Street, to be published by Atlantic Books on 4 December 2014 and now available for pre-order:   “I enjoyed this hugely. It’s a vivid…
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New David Rain novel announced

VOLCANO STREET is out in December 2014

David Rain’s new novel VOLCANO STREET will be published in the UK by Atlantic Books in December 2014. Here’s what the book jacket will look like, and here’s what it will say on the jacket …   Marlo said suddenly, ‘I don’t like it here.’ Something in her voice was wild, almost pleading, and Skip…
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“Git a Hoss!”

David Rain on The Magnificent Ambersons

The latest issue of literary journal Slightly Foxed (Issue 41, Spring 2014) features an article by David Rain called “Git a Hoss!” in which he discusses the 1918 family saga The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington. Famously filmed by Orson Welles in the 1940s, The Magnificent Ambersons came in at No. 100 on Modern Library’s 1998…
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Heat of the Sun in the New York Times

Article references David Rain's "wildly inventive book"

Today’s New York Times music section features an article called “Liberating the Librettos” by Anthony Tommasini, the paper’s chief music critic, which explores the subject of “opera what-ifs.” Here’s an excerpt: “Most opera fans are intensely involved with the characters of great operas. We are protective of them, even the evil ones. “There is a…
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Heat of the Sun now out in Picador

US paperback edition released today

Today, Picador USA released The Heat of the Sun by David Rain in paperback. The novel has previously been published in US hardcover by Henry Holt, and UK hardcover, paperback, and ebook by Atlantic Books. The novel is also available as an audiobook read by actor William Hope. Reviews to date are archived on this…
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“Ya got Trouble”: fabulous piece about The Heat of the Sun in Opera News

"A wildly audacious and compellingly written book ... [Rain] creates dizzying effects"

The April 2013 issue of US magazine Opera News contains a fabulous piece about The Heat of the Sun. Key quote: “It’s a wildly audacious and compellingly written book … Reading The Heat of the Sun is like watching an author keep daring himself to take higher and higher hurdles and clearing them every time; he…
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UK paperback and unabridged audio editions of The Heat of the Sun

New formats now available

You can now download the unabridged audio edition of The Heat of the Sun, read beautifully by William Hope, available now from Watch out for Atlantic’s paperback edition of The Heat of the Sun this April in the UK.

Interview with David Rain at North London Literary Festival


This is an interview with David Rain at the North London Literary Festival. David appeared on the panel for the Gala event on Tuesday 26th of March. Read David’s profile page on the North London Literal Festival website here. Thanks to Helen Bendon and Söfa Dad Productions.