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The Gift of Rain
The Gift of Rain
Author: Tan Twan Eng
In 1939, sixteen-year-old Philip Hutton--the half-Chinese, half-English youngest child of the head of one of Penang's great trading families--feels alienated from both the Chinese and British communities. He at last discovers a sense of belonging in his unexpected friendship with Hayato Endo, a Japanese diplomat. — Philip proudly shows his ne...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781602860742
ISBN-10: 1602860742
Publication Date: 5/5/2009
Pages: 448
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Publisher: Weinstein Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This is a very hard book to read because of its content, particularly toward the 2nd half; it is beautifully written, the love of the young man for his home so vivid, the descriptions so real you felt yourself there at every scene, and the title so very appropriate. The events that take place after Japanese occupation were so hard to read I had to take that last half in small increments they were so overpowering. But worth reading? Oh, yes.
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