The Rain Heron: LONGLISTED FOR THE MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD 2021
** LONGLISTED FOR THE MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD 2021**
'Astonishing... With the intensity of a perfect balance between the mythic and the real, The Rain Heron keeps turning and twisting, taking you to unexpected places. A deeply emotional and satisfying read. Beautifully written.' Jeff VanderMeer, author of Borne
Ren lives alone on the remote frontier of a country devastated by a coup. High on the forested slopes, she survives by hunting and trading - and forgetting. But when a young soldier comes to the mountains in search of a legendary creature, Ren is inexorably drawn into an impossible mission. As their lives entwine, unravel and erupt - as myth merges with reality - both Ren and the soldier are forced to confront what they regret, what they love, and what they fear.
A vibrant homage to the natural world, bursting with beautiful landscapes and memorable characters, The Rain Heron is a beautifully told eco-fable about our fragile and dysfunctional relationships with the planet and with each other, the havoc we wreak and the price we pay.
' I was transfixed' Catherine Lacey, author of Pew
'Fantastic' Kawai Strong Washburn, author of Sharks in the Time of Saviours
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