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.
"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
Used availability for John Bowen's After the Rain
May 2011 : UK Paperback
January 1973 : UK Paperback
January 1972 : UK Paperback
October 1972 : UK Paperback
December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition