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The Gift of Rain

Product Number: D2269
Released: 01 Sep, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471242755
Publisher: W F Howes
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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. But when the Japanese invade Malaya, threatening to destroy Philip's family and everything he loves, he realises that his trusted friend has been harbouring a devastating secret.

Author(s): Tan Twan Eng
Original Publish Date: 01 Sep, 2013

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Author(s): Tan Twan Eng
Product Number CX2038
Released: 01 Apr, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471229473

Professional reviews

"From the author of the Booker Prize shortlisted The Garden of Evening Mists, a haunting and unforgettable story of betrayal, barbaric cruelty and enduring love ‘An accomplished, if eccentric, debut’ DAILY TELEGRAPH ‘A powerful first novel about a tumultuous and almost forgotten period of history’ TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT ‘A remarkable book… about war, friendship, memory and discipline.’ IAN MCMILLAN, BBC RADIO 3"

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