Friday, 5 July 2013

The Night Rainbow - Claire King

Bittersweet I think is the word I'd use for this book.
After a family bereavement the child tries hard to both be noticed and also not to be noticed. The first for herself and the second for her mother. With some help from a lonely man in the area she gets through her days in an imaginary world.
There's occasional intervention from neighbours in the area but nothing consistent.
It's an interesting tale in a year that seems to have produced a fair number of books published by authors with unusual tales.
It's alongside My Imaginary Friend and Snow Child and The earth hums in B flat for surreal strangeness.
I'm not sure I'd try another one.

Publisher - Bloomsbury

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