Charles is 14, and after being discovered with his first love he is forced into a mental hospital to cure his sexuality . For the next ten years he endures mental and physical torture as part of that treatment and when he is finally free, he begins a relentless quest for vengeance against the woman who abetted his commitment, his mother Charlotte.
The Value of Rain chronicles Charles’ journey from hate to the unexpected beginning of redemption, and reveals the destructive nature of families, secrets and revenge.
The Value of Rain by Brandon Shire
The Value of Rain is an intense, brilliantly written first person account of a journey through the heart of a supremely dysfunctional family dynamic. It is not a coming out story though there are elements of that, and it will not wrap you in sunshine and roses, rather darkness and paper flowers, but you won't easily forget it.