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Where the Rain Cannot Reach

Where the Rain Cannot Reach

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Adesina Brown
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Tair has never known what it means to belong. Abandoned at a young age and raised in the all-Elven valley of Mirte, the young Human defines herself by isolation, confined to her small, seemingly trustworthy family.

Abruptly, that family uproots her from Mirte and leads her on an inevitable but treacherous journey to Doman: the previous site of unspeakable Human atrocities and the current home of Dwarvenkind. Though Doman offers Tair new definitions of family and love, it also reveals to her that her very existence is founded in lies. Now, tasked with an awful responsibility to the Humans of Sossoa, Tair must decide where her loyalties lie and, in the process, discover who she wants to be... And who she has always been.

In their debut fantasy novel Where the Rain Cannot Reach, Adesina Brown constructs a world rich with new languages and nuanced considerations of gender and race, ultimately contemplating how, in freeing ourselves from power, we may find true belonging.


Adesina Brown is a queer, non-binary author who centers QTPOC in all their work. They have been previously published in Rigorous Magazine, Coffee People Zine, and more, and their debut novel Where the Rain Cannot Reach is the first in a series with Atmosphere Press.


  • Publisher:‎ Atmosphere Press (December 7, 2021)
  • Language:‎ English
  • Paperback:‎ 318 pages
  • ISBN-10:‎ 1639881387
  • ISBN-13:‎ 9781639881383
  • Item Weight:‎ 11.9 ounces
  • Dimensions:‎ 5.5 x 0.79 x 8.5 inches
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