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Who created it? Tan, Twan Eng, 1972-
What's it called? The gift of rain / Tan Twan Eng.
Who published it? New York : Weinstein Books, [2009], 2008.
Edition info! 1st pbk. ed.
Book Cover
Location Call No. Status
What's it like? 435 pages : map ; 24 cm
Helpful notes! Published May 5, 2009.--
What's it about? "The Gift of Rain is the story of Philip Hutton and the haunting tragedies that befall him when he becomes entangled in a web of wartime loyalties and deceits. In 1939, at the outset of World War II, sixteen- year-old Philip is a lonely outsider on the lush Malayan island of Penang. Alienated from his community and family, he at last discovers a sense of belonging through an unexpected friendship with another outsider -- a foreign diplomat whose true purpose on the island will ultimately bring unspeakable devastation. When Philip discovers he has been an unwitting traitor to his homeland and its people, he must work in secret to save as many lives as possible, even as his own family is torn apart. At once harrowing and luminous, Tan Twan Eng's celebrated debut novel is a thrilling epic and a true literary page-turner."--Page 4 of cover.
Helpful subjects! Racially mixed people -- Malaysia -- Pinang -- Fiction.
Malaya -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 -- Collaborationists -- Fiction.
Pinang Island (Pulau Pinang, Malaysia) -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists -- Fiction Malaya.
Japanese Occupation of Malaya (1942-1945) (OCoLC)fst01353447
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Collaborationists. (OCoLC)fst00867081
Racially mixed people. (OCoLC)fst01086595
Malaya. (OCoLC)fst01219926
Malaysia -- Pinang. (OCoLC)fst01205845
Malaysia -- Pinang Island (Pulau Pinang) (OCoLC)fst01245553
It's a special thing! Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Special numbers! 1602860742 (pbk.)
9781602860742 (pbk.)
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