The Coming of Rain Author:Richard Marius The Place Bourbonville, Tennessee, sweltering under the summer sun and shriveling in a bitter drought. — The Time The 1880's with the wounds of the Civil War still raw, and the traditions of slavery still very much alive. — The People A "pure" flower of Southern womanhood...a sex-obsessed hellfire preacher...a tormented young aristocrat...a sen... more »sual German girl...a terrified black father and his defiant black son...a lust widow-woman hungering for a man...a man-killing sheriff...a brilliant, emotionally defeated lawyer...all swept together as the floodgates of passion and startling revelation burst open in The Coming of Rain. One of the most powerful novels of the decade.
"Love and violence and family pride and murder and coming of age in the post-Civil War south...vivid, ambitious and successful" Library Journal
"We are treated to a carnival of violence and comedy, damnation and glory, that yields nothing to the past in scale r intensity... This reviewer is head-over-heels with admiration!" Chicago Tribune Book World« less