“I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.”
The Day it Rained Forever is a fiction, drama novel that, while written beautifully, may also make you feel uncomfortable, as it tackles the violence and unpleasantness of gang rape. Alia Cannes, a psychologist and writer, who lives a normal, simple, working class life, finds herself in a terrifying situation one evening, when she agrees to accompany a man at a bar to his hotel room. There, her night turns into a living nightmare, but that’s where the violence ends. The Day it Rained Forever is the compassionate, loving guidance of Erik, who reaches into the darkness to the sufferer Alia, offering hope and helping her in her silent search for a life free from the memory of her past and the violence she endured.
The aim of the book is to help survivors find the courage to speak out. The author remained sensitive to the subject so no use of vulgar language has been used.