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The Gift of Rain
The Gift of Rain
Author: Tan Twan Eng, Twan Eng Tan
This work is set in Penang, 1939. Sixteen-year-old Philip Hutton is a loner. Half English, half Chinese and feeling neither, he discovers a sense of belonging in an unexpected friendship with Hayato Endo, a Japanese diplomat. Philip shows his new friend around his adored island of Penang, and in return Endo trains him in the art and discipline o...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781905802043
ISBN-10: 1905802048
Pages: 447
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Publisher: Myrmidon
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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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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