Sentinelle de la pluie

Sentinelle de la pluie raconte la conversation de la dernière chance entre un père et un fils qui n’ont jamais su se parler, avec pour toile de fond une crue majeure de la Seine qui engloutit Paris en 2018 - Tatiana de Rosnay

Dans un Paris menacé par une catastrophe naturelle, la famille Malegarde se réunit pour une semaine étrange et intense. Les parents, Paul et Lauren, et les enfants, Linden et Tilia, avaient prévu de fêter les soixante-dix ans du père, un arboriste réputé. Mais les circonstances vont mener le quatuor sur des chemins périlleux. Ceux des secrets intimes et des émotions exacerbées…

Éditions Héloïse d'Ormesson, mars 2018.

The Rain Watcher

I wanted to write about a son who finds the courage to talk to his ailing father at last, about himself, about who he really is. And I wanted to describe the city I love, the city I was born in, Paris, flooded by a catastrophic natural disaster that could very well happen today: the river Seine bursting it’s banks. - Tatiana de Rosnay

The Rain Watcher is a powerful family drama set in Paris during the course of a week as the Malagarde family gathers to celebrate the father's 70th birthday. The mother, Lauren, is American. She lives with the father, Paul, a very famous tree specialist in the south of France. Their children, Tilia lives in London and son, Linden, in San Franscisco. He is a world renowned photographer. These four characters hidden fears and secrets will be unravelled through the course of the seven chapters along with the flabbergasting Parisian background, for Paris is undergoing a terrible natural disaster. This adds to the novel tension and matches the heroes' emotions. All members of the family will have to fight for their identity as well as to keep the family's unity against tragic circumstances.

In this profound and intense novel of love and redemption, Tatiana demonstrates all of her writer's skills both as an incredible storyteller but also as a soul seeker.
Saint Martin’s Press,  USA, October 2018.