A bushfire in Dell's childhood still haunts her. She dreams up new starts, but her spilling stories cannot over-write the past.
Evvie dances into Dell's life. She has run as far as she can from her family, but the ocean keeps calling her back.
Evvie's daughter, Luce, is most at home in the company of creatures. All she wants is her collection of bugs and a guinea pig for Christmas.
Dell meets Patrick in the pub, but he's going back to Scotland. Her life finally rupturing, Dell follows. She leaves a hole that Evvie and Luce struggle to fill. They must find each other again, without Dell. And Dell must discover how love works half a world away.
Winner of the Festival Award for an Unpublished Manuscript in 2002 Ash Rain explores the corners and crevices where love can grow in unexpected ways.
Corrie Hosking grew up in the Adelaide Hills, where she now lives with her partner, Adam, daughter, Ada, dog, chooks and geese. Corrie's short stories appear in Iron Lace, Working with the Stories of Women's Lives and Feast. She is completing work for a PhD in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Social Work degree, and is looking forward to the birth of her second child.
'Corrie Hosking's is a unique new voice. Her prose sizzles and burns. It is unforgettable.' - Eva Sallis
"Corrie Hosking's is a unique new voice. Her prose sizzles and burns. It is unforgettable." -- Eva Sallis, author, "Hiam"
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 15th February 2004
Publisher: Wakefield Press Pty, Limited
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1