The wife and husband team have partnered previously on three graphic novels: Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes, The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia, and Sally Heathcote: Suffragette (with Kate Charlesworth).
Rain is a poignant story of two young women who form a relationship as they face the (very real) floods of 2015 that engulfed norther England. The women’s local wild Bronte moorlands are suffering mismanagement, the crops are being poisoned, and wildlife is being killed.
The 160-page hardcover, landscape-format 6.5” x 9.75” graphic novel will release to comic stores on October 11, and book trade on October 22. MSRP is $24.99.