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The gift of rain by Tan Twan Eng

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Published by Weinstein Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Racially mixed people -- Fiction,
  • Malaya -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 -- Collaborationists -- Fiction,
  • Pinang -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

StatementTan Twan Eng.
The Physical Object
Pagination435 p. :
Number of Pages435
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23277922M
ISBN 101602860246
ISBN 109781602860247

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The Gift of Rain is the first novel by Malaysian novelist Tan Twan was published in by Myrmidon Books in the United Kingdom and the following year by Weinstein Books in the United States, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize that Tan Twan Eng. Written in lush, evocative prose, The Gift of Rain spans decades as it takes readers from the final days of the Chinese emperors to the dying era of the British Empire, and through the mystical temples, bustling cities, and forbidding rain forests of Malaya. In , sixteen-year-old Philip Hutton—the half-Chinese youngest child of the head of one of Penang’s great trading families—feels. Aug 18,  · What distinguishes The Gift of Rain is its wistful and surprisingly earnest supernaturalism. Its characters all seem to have met in previous lives, to be haunted by ancient prophecies, or to be Author: Ed Lake. May 01,  · The Gift of Rain is shot through with universal themes, a novel about agonizingly divided loyalties and unbearable loss. But it is also about human courage and ultimately .

Nov 27,  · The Gift of Rain: A Novel - Kindle edition by Tan Twan Eng. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Gift of Rain: A Novel/5(). Aug 31,  · Booker club: The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng This novel evokes inevitable comparisons with Joseph Conrad. But it's also like a Merchant Ivory film with lots of martial arts. The Gift of Rain. by Tan Twan Eng (Weinstein; $) May 19, Set in Penang in the years just before and during the Second World War, this début novel explores the consequences of love and. This remarkable debut saga of intrigue and akido flashes back to a darkly opulent WWII-era Malaya. Phillip Hutton, 72, lives in serene Penang comfort, occasionally training students as an akido mas.

Yet The Gift of Rain is also an odd book, especially in how Tan almost insistently grounds it in very conventional fiction. There's an overwhelming sense of fate, as Philip's path is explicitly preordained -- over and over, and complete with fortune-teller told confirmation. The Gift of Rain Summary & Study Guide Description. The Gift of Rain Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. May 05,  · The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng is a first novel and although an interesting and intriguing story I found parts of this book just didn¿t resonate with me. I never felt totally connected to the characters, it was if I was watching the story unfold through a silk screen/5.