The moving story of a father who dies young and the family he leaves behind
Even in a small town people have secrets, including how much they really mean to each other. In Alison McGhee’s haunting debut, a tragic event sparks revelations from nine-year-old Mallie, her mother, her grandfather, a waitress, and Mallie’s father’s ex-lover. They discover long-hidden truths and forge new bonds in this unforgettable, heartbreaking novel about parents, children, and love.
About the Author
Alison McGhee is the author of Shadow Baby. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the recipient of a Loft-McKnight Fellowship, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, a 1995 Editor's Fiction Prize from "Snake Nation," and a Pushcart Prize honorable mention.
“Unfold[s] as delicately as rice paper....Illustrates, simply and searingly, the complex emotional connections everyone feels, but few can articulate.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Entering Rainlight is like walking into a kaleidoscope; like discovering a brilliant territory in which uncommon beauty mingles with a common, but devastating, loss. Poignant and vivid, this novel illuminates, in every sense. McGhee’s prose shimmers on the page.” —Julie Schumacher, author of The Body is Water