"A very dark, nihilistic, unsettling novel. An astonishing debut from an original new voice."
Written when the author was 19, this first novel tells the story of Rena, an endlessly sad woman who plans to leave home to attend art school. More
Set in the 1980's, "I, The Rain" is a disturbing novel of youthful disaffection and depravity among wealthy teenagers in South Florida. In a series of mesmerizing vignettes, the deeply unhappy main character recounts, in a droning first person narration, her aimless wanderings through days and nights visiting her therapist, seeing friends, writing poetry, and being an empty vessel in a haze of parties and nightclubs and expensive restaurants and intimate moments and vague recollections that blur into one another, as her friends' and family's moral indifference gradually pierces her own, even as the novel approaches its unnerving climax.