Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Rain by Cynthia Barnett

Meeting the American author, Cynthia Barnett during the 18th International River Symposium in Brisbane, Australia. 

She was one of the keynote speakers and also launched her book entitled, RAIN - A Natural and Cultural History.

From the author herself, she explained that the book is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive. It is the subject of countless poems and paintings; the top of the weather report; the source of the world's water. Rain is also a travelogue, taking readers to Scotland to tell the surprising story of the mackintosh raincoat, and to India, where villagers extract the scent of rain from the monsoon-drenched earth and turn it into perfume. 

The book is one of the finalists for the 2015 National Book Awards. Check it out HERE.

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