Praise for The Night Rainbow
“Claire King’s debut novel is a vivid and poised piece of work…genuinely affecting.” The Independent
“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
The Night Rainbow has been shortlisted for the Portsmouth First Fiction Award, selected for Tesco’s New Talent spot, and is a Sainsbury’s Book Club pick. It was also longlisted for The Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker’ award.
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“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)
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Reading Group Guide
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This guide contains spoilers!
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Edizioni Piemme are publishing in Italy. Details to follow.
An audio book will be available shortly. Details to follow.