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The Resource History of the rain, Niall Williams

History of the rain, Niall Williams

Label
History of the rain
Title
History of the rain
Statement of responsibility
Niall Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We are our stories. We tell them to stay alive or keep alive those who only live now in the telling. In Faha, County Clare, everyone is a long story... .. Bedbound in her attic room beneath the rain, plain Ruth Swain is in search of her father. To find him, Ruthie must first trace the Swains, their jutting jaw lines, narrow faces and gleamy skin, from the restless Reverend Swain, her great-grandfather, to grandfather Abraham, to her father, Virgil . via pole-vaulting, salmon fishing, poetry and a wild rain-sodden history of the pursuit of the impossible on fourteen acres of the worst farming land in Ireland. A celebration of books, love and the healing power of storytelling, this is an exquisite, funny novel in which every sentence sings
Summary
We are our stories. We tell them to stay alive or keep alive those who only live now in the telling. In Faha, County Clare, everyone is a long story. Bedbound in her attic room beneath the rain, plain Ruth Swain is in search of her father. To find him, Ruthie must first trace the Swains, their jutting jaw lines, narrow faces and gleamy skin, from the restless Reverend Swain, her great-grandfather, to grandfather Abraham, to her father, Virgil via pole-vaulting, salmon fishing, poetry and a wild rain-sodden history of the pursuit of the impossible on fourteen acres of the worst farming land in Ireland. A celebration of books, love and the healing power of storytelling, this is an exquisite, funny novel in which every sentence sings.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10307691
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Niall
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Twins
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Young women
  • Poets
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Families
  • Familes
  • Invalids
  • Books and reading
  • Invalids
  • Clare (Ireland)
Target audience
adult
Label
History of the rain, Niall Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052734826
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408852033
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)860395898
Label
History of the rain, Niall Williams
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052734826
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
358 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408852033
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)860395898

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