Gerard Kelly, author of The Boy Who Loved Rain, on tour February/March 2015

Posted By on December 27, 2014

The Boy Who Loved RainAbout The Boy Who Loved Rain

• Paperback: 304 pages
• Publisher: Lion Fiction (January 27, 2015)

Colom had the perfect childhood, the much-loved only child of a church pastor. Yet he wakes screaming from dreams in which his sister is drowning and he can’t save her.

Fiona turns to her husband, desperate to help their son. But David will not acknowledge that help is needed—and certainly not help from beyond the church.

Then they find the suicide pledge.

Fiona, in panic, takes Colom and flees… but when will she acknowledge that the unnamed demons Colom faces might be of her and David’s own creation?

This beautifully written and searching novel by poet Gerard Kelly explores the toxicity of secrets, the nature of healing, and the ever-present power of rain.


‘The reader is drawn ever deeper into a labyrinth of lies, truths and half-truths, of guilt, shams, of shallow-buried regrets, walled-up secrets and harsh recriminations. Before the stumbling in the gloom can lead out into the daylight where hope becomes a possibility, the dark places must be explored where psychosis, religiosity and faith jostle in disequilibrium. It is not only Colom who has to discover his identity; his parents and others at the centre of the tale have to face their own mirrors of truth. This is a compelling debut novel, written in a style that combines elegance and passion. Like all good fiction, it turns the reader’s gaze inwards.’ — Derek Wilson, author of Charlemagne

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Gerard KellyAbout Gerard Kelly

Gerard Kelly is a well-known speaker and author of fourteen books. He and his wife live and work in France and co-founded the Blessed Network, a movement of young leaders committed to God’s mission on mainland Europe.

Gerard’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, February 17th: The Discerning Reader

Tuesday, February 24th: Palmer’s Page Turners

Wednesday, February 25th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Friday, February 27th: Many Hats

Monday, March 2nd: Book Nerd

Wednesday, March 4th: Good Girl Gone Redneck

Thursday, March 5th: Book Hooked Blog

Monday, March 9th: Dwell in Possibility

Tuesday, March 10th: Thoughts On This ‘n That

Friday, March 13th: Open Book Society

Monday, March 16th: Lit and Life

Tuesday, March 17th: Dolce Bellezza

Wednesday, March 18th: Journey Through the Pages

Thursday, March 19th: In the Garden of Eva

Thursday, March 26th: Book Journey

Monday, March 30th: Bibliophiliac


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