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After the Rain

After the Rain

(1958)
A novel by

 

"A cataclysmic novel... as exciting as any deluge you can hope to find; but if you think deluges are too trivial, John Bowen has a surprise for you: his novel turns out to be satire of the first order."
Angus Wilson


Beginning in the basement of Foyle's bookshop in the Charing Cross Road in London and moving to rainmaking in Texas, love in Chew Magna, a camp in the Mendips, a storm at sea, sharks, sunstroke, a giant squid and a fight to the death on a raft, "After the Rain" is an adventure story that will keep you gripped to the very last page. An exhilarating, brilliantly conceived, sharply intelligent and often-funny story it is a compassionate and well-imagined fable that makes a serious comment on the human situation and established John Bowen as a novelist of depth and skill, drawing comparisons with George Orwell and William Golding.

 
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: After the Rain
Author(s): John Bowen
ISBN: 0-571-24184-0 / 978-0-571-24184-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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January 1973 : UK Paperback
Title: After the Rain
Author(s): John Bowen
ISBN: 0-586-02241-4 / 978-0-586-02241-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Panther
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January 1972 : UK Paperback
Title: After the Rain
Author(s): John Bowen
ISBN: 0-571-04781-5 / 978-0-571-04781-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 1972 : UK Paperback
Title: After the Rain: a Play in Three Acts
Author(s): John Bowen
ISBN: 0-571-08098-7 / 978-0-571-08098-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: After the Rain
Author(s): John Bowen
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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