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The Rain Before it Falls Paperback – 5 Jun 2008

3.5 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (5 Jun. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141033215
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141033211
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 392,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A hauntingly melancholy tale of love and loss...a moving exploration of the inheritance of unhappiness, and the devestating consequences it can have for future generations (Daily Mail )

Potent and melancholy, like a short, sad song (The Guardian )

A male writer who can enter such traditionally female territory and aquit himself with such aplomb (The Sunday Telegraph )

About the Author

Jonathan Coe was born in Birmingham in 1961. He has published seven novels, all of which are available in Penguin: The Accidental Woman, A Touch of Love, The Dwarves of Death, What a Carve Up!, which won the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, The House of Sleep, which won the 1998 Prix Medicis Etranger, The Rotter's Club, winner of the Everyman Wodehouse Prize and The Closed Circle. He has also published a biography of the novelist B.S. Johnson, which won the Orwell prize in 2005. He lives in London with his wife and two children.


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