Praise for The Night Rainbow
In the press:
“An original and beguiling debut.” Marie-Claire
“Emotional and beautifully written, you’ll be on tenterhooks throughout.” Stylist Magazine.
“ A tale of renewal and of hope. King successfully pitches Pea’s innate optimism against the seemingly dark forces of adult grief, creating a novel of escalating tension” Daily Mail
“It may be filled with the scent of peaches and melons, summer haze and childish thoughts, but The Night Rainbow is neither saccharine nor simple; rather, there’s subtle suspense as you try to second-guess what the adults are up to.” METRO
In trade publications:
“Readers may be reminded of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time…King’s story of a young child’s quest for a light in the profound darkness of her life reaches deep into the complexities of human consciousness.” Shelf Awareness (click for full review)
“A poetic, engaging story with a slow-burning plot set in the idyllic French countryside … Reminiscent of Myla Goldberg’s Bee Season (2000) and Emma Donoghue’s Room (2010) but decidedly lighter, The Night Rainbow is an ode to childhood resilience … Gorgeously written and deeply heartfelt, King’s novel captures one family’s reaction to and tentative return from seemingly insurmountable tragedy.” Booklist – American Libraries Association
(Extract from a full review in the Dec 1st 2012 issue)
“At once moving and gripping, elegant and spare, The Night Rainbow is a daring novel about a child faced with the baffling world of adult grief. Claire King nails the voice of the child narrator from the first page; Pea is a heroine you won’t forget.” Maggie O’Farrell
“Quirky, elegant and sweet. I loved it.” Joanne Harris
“This book is many things, but above all, it is beautiful.” Vanessa Gebbie
The Night Rainbow was on of The Hoopla’s Top 10 Recommended titles for Mother’s Day (Australia – click for full review)
The Night Rainbow was one of The Hive (UK Independent Book Stores) Top Ten Books for March
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Released in 2013
UK (Hardback and ebook) – Out now! Paperback edition out 1st August
USA & Canada (Paperback & ebook) Out now!
Australia (Paperback & ebook) Out now!
Germany (Hardback, August 13th), see Der Nachtregenbogen for details
Ulverscroft will publish a Large Print edition: 1st September 2013
An audio book will be available shortly. Details to follow.