When the Rain Stops Falling

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Nick Hern Books, 2009 - Drama - 80 pages
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A heartrending drama about family, betrayal and forgiveness, spanning four generations and two hemispheres. From the writer of the award-winning film Lantana.

When the Rain Stops Falling moves from the claustrophobia of a London flat in 1959 to the windswept coast of southern Australia, and into the heart of the Australian desert in 2039.

It interweaves a series of connected stories as seven people confront the mysteries of their past in order to understand their future, revealing how patterns of betrayal, love and abandonment are passed on. Until finally, as the desert is inundated with rain, one young man finds the courage to defy the legacy.

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User Review  - Matthew Keller - Goodreads

I had to read this play for my Theatre Directing class in college, and it is a fantastic read - practically life altering. Be aware though, that it's unique episodic writing style was truly great for me, it may be hard for some to follow. Read full review

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User Review  - Pascal - Goodreads

I don't typically write reviews for the literature I read, but this is by far one of the most captivating pieces of drama I have read in my life thus far. It brilliantly captures the extremities ... Read full review

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