From the Costa Prize shortlisted-author of The Girl with Glass Feet comes another magical novel of love, discovery and nature.
Ali Shaw grew up in Dorset and graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in English Literature. He has since worked as a bookseller and at Oxford's Bodleian Library. His first novel, The Girl with Glass Feet, was a huge commercial and critical success, won the Desmond Elliot Prize and was shortlisted for the Costa First Book Award. He is currently at work on his third novel.
The most compelling thing about this book... is not the mere plot but Shaw's striking facility with the language... this is such an imaginative novel, written with such attention to words, and such a sense of wonder, that those who savour such skills will find themselves thoroughly transported. * Observer * The Man Who Rained is delicately crafted... Its story haunting and thoroughly, charmingly different -- Alison Flood * Sunday Times *