The gift of rain

by Tan, Twan Eng, 1972-

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
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Summary
In the tradition of celebrated wartime storytellers Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene, Tan Twan Eng's debut novel casts a powerful spell.
The recipient of extraordinary acclaim from critics and the bookselling community, Tan Twan Eng's debut novel casts a powerful spell and has garnered comparisons to celebrated wartime storytellers Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene. Set during the tumult of World War II, on the lush Malayan island of Penang, The Gift of Rain tells a riveting and poignant tale about a young man caught in the tangle of wartime loyalties and deceits.

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 new friend around his adored island, and in return Endo teaches him about Japanese language and culture and trains him in the art and discipline of aikido. But such knowledge comes at a terrible price. When the Japanese savagely invade Malaya, Philip realizes that his mentor and sensei-to whom he owes absolute loyalty-is a Japanese spy. Young Philip has been an unwitting traitor, and must now work in secret to save as many lives as possible, even as his own family is brought to its knees.
Additional Information
Subjects Racially mixed people -- Fiction.
Malaya -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 -- Collaborationists -- Fiction.
Pulau Pinang (State) -- Fiction.
War stories.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :Weinstein Books,2008
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Language English
Description 435 pages : maps ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781602860742
9781602860247 (hardcover)
1602860246 (hardcover)
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