The Gift of Rain

By Tan Twan Eng
(Weinstein Books, Hardcover, 9781602860247, 435pp.)

Publication Date: May 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall '09/Winter '10 Reading Group List
“This is a coming-of-age book set in one of the worst times and places to come of age -- Panang, an island off the Malay Peninsula, just before the start of WWII. Sixteen-year-old Philip Hutton is torn between destiny and duty, but how do you choose when duty to country, family, friends, and mentor conflict? This is a lyrical, thought-provoking novel filled with many layers of loss and love.”
-- Ann Carlson, Harborwalk Books, Georgetown, SC


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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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