The Rain Heron

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Product Number: TCM4064
Released: 02 Jun, 2020
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
ISBN: #9781004010332
Publisher: W F Howes
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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 local myth, Ren is inexorably drawn into her impossible mission. As their lives entwine, unravel and erupt—as myths merge with reality—both Ren and the soldier are forced to confront what they regret, what they love, and what they fear. Robbie Arnott’s stunning second novel remakes our relationship with the natural world. The Rain Heron is equal parts horror and wonder, and utterly gripping. ‘With its emotional power and rich symbolism, The Rain Heron is an immersion in landscape, climate and an animal world that lives despite us, not for us. Robbie Arnott has imagined a creature, by turns exquisitely beautiful and terrifying, the likes of which I have never seen in Australian literature. His titular heron is a source of breathless wonder, of reverence. Arnott is just as wise with his human characters, with their wretchedness and elation, love and mistrust. There are images in this book that are entirely new to me, and I will cherish them.’ Jock Serong ‘Robbie Arnott is singlehandedly reinventing Australian literature. The Rain Heron is a soaring feat of the imagination.’ Bram Presser ‘The Rain Heron is exquisite. It is both fantastical and deeply true.’ Jane Rawson ‘The Rain Heron is genuinely and completely magnificent—a magical thing.’ Robert Lukins ‘The Rain Heron is an intoxicating fable from an extraordinary imagination. Robbie Arnott writes like the words want to be his.’ Anna Spargo-Ryan ‘Robbie Arnott imagines a thoroughly strange, inky-dark land of the near future. Sharp and original, The Rain Heron is a beautiful novel about love, violence and redemption.’ Laura Elvery ‘A journey into a perilous world where the horror of human greed collides with the eloquence of nature.’ Leah Kaminsky ‘In The Rain Heron, Robbie Arnott has turned his gaze to civilisation’s need to control and understand the natural world. This is a book full of heart—it’s so richly imagined, inventive and beautifully written, with a strong message, but is never didactic.’ J. P. Pomare ‘Delightful. He jumps playfully between different writing styles in every chapter…[An] enchanting story that also captures something very real about Tasmanian life.’ Guardian on Flames ‘A rich and memorable picture with prose of an exceptionally high quality.’ Kill Your Darlings on Flames ‘Arnott skilfully switches between different voices and genres in a trick reminiscent of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. The range he displays is impressive, swinging from fable to gothic horror to hardboiled detective story.’ Books+Publishing on Flames ‘An engrossing narrative of mystery and escape …You never quite know which direction the story will take off in as it creates a new kind of fairytale for our fire-prone landscape.’ Judges’ report on Flames, Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist 2019 ‘A book that delivers hard truths that urgently need to be heard.’ Books+Publishing ‘As luminescent as it is devastating, Arnott’s tightly wrought storytelling reveals the myriad harms we wreak both on our planet and on each other. It is mesmerising.’ Ruth Gilligan Shortlisted, Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize (for Flames), United Kingdom, 2019 Shortlisted, Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction (for Flames), 2019 Longlisted, Indie Book Awards for Debut Fiction (for Flames), 2019 Shortlisted, UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing, NSW Premier's Literary Awards (for Flames), 2019 Shortlisted, Queensland Literary Awards: University of Queensland Fiction Book Award (for Flames), 2018 Shortlisted, Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction (for Flames), 2018 Shortlisted, Katheen Mitchell Award, 2019 Longlisted, ALS Gold Medal, 2019 Longlisted, Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2019 Shortlisted, Tasmania Book Prize, Premier's Literary Awards, 2019 Shortlisted, Margaret Scott Prize, Premier's Literary Awards, 2019 Longlisted, Voss Literary Prize, 2019

Author(s): Robbie Arnott
Original Publish Date: 02 Jun, 2020

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