An honest and intimate portrayal of human tragedy depicting how life's twists and turns can disfigure, so grotesquely, that which was once wholesome and pure.
From the unforgiving streets of New York, to the lush Irish countryside, through rainy Amsterdam and a callous Paris, Envy the Rain is a picturesque and melancholy novel about the misadventures of 38 year-old Drew, a talented but misguided artist, as he tries to pick up the pieces after the disastrous end to his first and only real relationship. When Drew learns that Andie, his girlfriend of eighteen years, has been cheating on him, his life implodes. Surely there were warning signs, as Andie, a fashion designer turned stripper, descended into a world of drinking and debauchery, but it's the discovery of her three-year affair with a FDNY firefighter that's the final smashup. Simultaneously jaded and nave, narrating his odyssey of self-discovery as if confiding in his best friend, Drew begins his foray into dating at an age when many people feel they should be done looking. Reformed strippers, American expatriates, Parisian socialites, internet dates and New York fashionistas, we want every woman Drew meets to be the "one" - but in the end, it's Drew alone who must become the hero of his own story.