The Colour of Rain

The Colour of Rain

First published in 1963 under the pen name of Catherine Aydy, this is Tennant's first novel. It recounts episodes in the lives of a group of privileged, empty people. It is a soap opera of childish adults, moving from one diversion to the next, pretending to be civilised. But their constructed world is fragile. It might be self-supporting, but it is obvious how easily it can break or dissolve.

Told largely through dialogue and a brittle prose that reflects the lives… (more)