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The Half-God of Rainfall

by Inua Ellams

Audiobooks of the Month Literary Fiction Modern and Contemporary Fiction Poetry Relationship Stories

The Half-God of Rainfall Synopsis

From the award-winning poet and playwright behind Barber Shop Chronicles, The Half-God of Rainfall is an epic story and a lyrical exploration of pride, power and female revenge.

There is something about Demi. When this boy is angry, rain clouds gather. When he cries, rivers burst their banks and the first time he takes a shot on a basketball court, the deities of the land take note.

His mother, Modupe, looks on with a mixture of pride and worry. From close encounters, she knows Gods often act like men: the same fragile egos, the same unpredictable fury and the same sense of entitlement to the bodies of mortals.

She will sacrifice everything to protect her son, but she knows the Gods will one day tire of sports fans, their fickle allegiances and misdirected prayers. When that moment comes, it won’t matter how special he is. Only the women in Demi’s life, the mothers, daughters and Goddesses, will stand between him and a lightning bolt.

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ISBN: 9780008324797
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008324797
Publication date: 4th April 2019
Author: Inua Ellams
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Audiobooks of the Month, Literary Fiction, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Poetry, Relationship Stories,

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