Sentinelle de la pluie

Pour fêter l’anniversaire de Paul et leurs quarante ans de mariage, Lauren réunit la famille à Paris. Linden, le fils, est venu de San Francisco pour l’occasion, et Tilia, la fille, de Londres. Mais depuis plusieurs jours des pluies diluviennes s’abattent sur la Ville Lumière, laissant présager le pire. Pourtant ce n’est pas la crue de la Seine qui menace le plus la famille Malegarde.
Comment se protéger lorsque toutes les digues cèdent et que l’on est submergé ? Face au péril, parents et enfants devront s’avouer ce qu’ils s’étaient toujours caché. Traumatismes, secrets enfouis, coming-out… Tandis qu’en miroir du fleuve les sentiments débordent, le drame monte en crescendo, démultipliant l’intensité des révélations.

C’est palpitant, ça se dévore.
Olivia de Lamberterie, Télématin.

On se laisse emporter par cette histoire familiale fiévreuse et romanesque.
Valérie Gans, Madame Figaro.

Intense, angoissant, fascinant !
Anne Michelet, Version Femina.

 

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.