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The Rain Heron

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD 2021

Robbie Arnott

RRP: £8.99

3 June 2021

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781838951283

RRP: £14.99

2 July 2020

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781838951269

RRP: £4.99

2 July 2020

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781838951276

**SHORTLISTED FOR THE MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD 2021**

‘Astonishing… With the intensity of a perfect balance between the mythic and the real, The Rain Heron keeps turning and twisting, taking you to unexpected places. A deeply emotional and satisfying read. Beautifully written.’ Jeff VanderMeer, author of Borne

Ren lives alone on the remote frontier of a country devastated by a coup. High on the forested slopes, she survives by hunting and trading – and forgetting. But when a young soldier comes to the mountains in search of a legendary creature, Ren is inexorably drawn into an impossible mission. As their lives entwine, unravel and erupt – as myth merges with reality – both Ren and the soldier are forced to confront what they regret, what they love, and what they fear.

A vibrant homage to the natural world, bursting with beautiful landscapes and memorable characters, The Rain Heron is a beautifully told eco-fable about our fragile and dysfunctional relationships with the planet and with each other, the havoc we wreak and the price we pay.

I was transfixed’ Catherine Lacey, author of Pew

‘Fantastic’ Kawai Strong Washburn, author of Sharks in the Time of
Saviours

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