The Gift of Rain
By (author) Tan Twan Eng
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Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
Book DescriptionPenang, 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 of aikido. But such knowledge comes at a terrible price. The enigmatic Endo is bound by disciplines of his own and when the Japanese invade Malaya, threatening to destroy Philip's family and everything he loves, he realises that his trusted sensei - to whom he owes absolute loyalty - has been harbouring a devastating secret. Philip must risk everything in an attempt to save those he has placed in mortal danger and discover who and what he really is. With masterful and gorgeous narrative, replete with exotic and captivating images, Tan Twan Eng weaves a haunting and unforgettable story of betrayal, barbaric cruelty, steadfast courage and enduring love.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781921372346
(197mm x 128mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Tan Twan Eng
Garden of Evening Mists, Paperback (May 2013)
The international bestseller, winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize 2012 and the 2013 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012 and the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
Gift of Rain, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Tan Twan Eng
An epic novel nominated for the Man Booker Prize, this epic debut tells the story of a young man's perilous journey through the betrayals of war and into manhood.
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