The Boy Who Loved Rain (Paperback)

By Gerard Kelly

Lion Fiction, 9781782641292, 320pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2015



They say that what you don't know can't hurt you. They're wrong.

Colom had the perfect childhood, the much-loved only child of a church pastor. Yet he wakes screaming from dreams in which his sister is drowning and he can't save her.

Fiona turns to her husband, desperate to help their son. But David will not acknowledge that help is needed--and certainly not help from beyond the church.

Then they find the suicide pledge.

Fiona, in panic, takes Colom and flees... but when will she acknowledge that the unnamed demons Colom faces might be of her and David's own creation?

This beautifully written and searching novel by poet Gerard Kelly explores the toxicity of secrets, the nature of healing, and the ever-present power of rain.