Moonflower in Autumn Rain

Moonflower in Autumn Rain

A daring collection of surreal, lonely and sentimental fiction.

Moonflower in Autumn Rain is a deeply poetic, and at once, tragically mundane—microscopic look at the uncertain reality of human longing.

Part science fiction, part romantic mystery, and a dash of the Japanese I-Novel style of writing, here lies a reality where characters long for, and often fail in securing an answer to their loneliness and alienation, resorting to odd means: such as traveling to another, incredibly similar world; believing the ocean stole their father; or sailing a ship to play the violin on a moonlit sea.

The narratives are quiet, but surrealistic and colorful in how the scenery and people blend together to reflect unspoken layers of character. Each story—while separate, serves as a mirror version of the core struggle to carve meaning where the ability to belong with others has been lost. Similar characters find each other time and time again, only for new hidden desires and long-forgotten, somehow beautiful emotions to reveal themselves.

Title:Moonflower in Autumn Rain
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780578497587
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    Moonflower in Autumn Rain Reviews

  • Dana Cristiana

    1.5 starsI can't finish this. It's nothing wrong with the book, but it pushes me into a severe reading slump. I tried to do it, I really did. I've read 99 pages out of 190.If you like anthologies, poe...

  • Chava

    Anyone familiar with the style of the Japanese Watakushi (i-novel) genre in literature will know what they're getting themselves into with this collection. It's dreamlike and unstructured, and tends t...

  • Anomaly

    Have you ever found yourself sucked into the first part of a book, only to end up sorely disappointed, counting the pages left in each chapter as you debate with your inner need to complete each book ...

  • Lily Wonka

    I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.This is a story about people who don't fit.The wording is very poetic albeit a little hard to follow at times. If y...

  • Abbey

    I hate giving a one-star review but I really really didn’t enjoy this book. If I’d not requested it to review (for free) from Book Sirens, I absolutely would not have read past the first ‘story...

  • Cavak

    Ray Bradbury had an amazing yarn he'd love to share with aspiring writers that goes something like this. He confessed embarrassment for his earliest works. Yes, they sold and he found early teenage su...

  • Jess

    Thank you to the author for providing me with an advance review copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.Ilish Stone's book consists of several short stories and a poem at the end of each sto...

  • Caroline

    This is a hard collection to rate because I honestly feel that if I had encountered a single one of these stories on their own - say in a mixed author anthology - each would have been a stand out tale...

  • Neriah Samraksha

    This book is a collection of short stories followed poetry end. The stories have eerie, magical realism, surreal and raw melancholic touch to it. They range from failing to find closure to lost love; ...

  • Lauren Mendez

    This is an eclectic, intriguing, and engaging collection of short stories including a novella. I found this work to be fascinating, particularly that every work included several poems providing insigh...