Rain May and Captain Daniel by Catherine Bateson & Too Flash by Melissa Lucashenko

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April 2003, no. 250

Rain May and Captain Daniel by Catherine Bateson

UQP, $14.95 pb, 138 pp

Book Cover 2 Small

Too Flash

by Melissa Lucashenko

Jukurrpa Books, $17.95 pb, 207 pp

Rain May and Captain Daniel by Catherine Bateson & Too Flash by Melissa Lucashenko

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April 2003, no. 250

In the list of life’s most stressful events, family breakups and moving home are way up there in the top ten, and one often follows the other, compounding the trauma. This is the situation for eleven-year-old Rain in Catherine Bateson’s Rain May and Captain Daniel, when her mother, Maggie, sells their inner-city house in the aftermath of divorce. They head for the country to turn Grandma’s deceased estate into a dream home. Maggie’s hopes are higher than her daughter’s: she foresees serenity, harmony, and self-sufficiency; Rain expects ‘Boringsville’.

Ruth Starke reviews 'Rain May and Captain Daniel' by Catherine Bateson and 'Too Flash' by Melissa Lucashenko

Rain May and Captain Daniel

by Catherine Bateson

UQP, $14.95 pb, 138 pp

Book Cover 2 Small

Too Flash

by Melissa Lucashenko

Jukurrpa Books, $17.95 pb, 207 pp

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