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Tan Twan Eng

Editorial: Myrmidon Books Ltd, Newcastle, 2007
ISBN 10: 1905802048 / ISBN 13: 9781905802043
Usado / Hardback / Cantidad: 1
Librería: Signature Firsts (Brecon, Reino Unido)
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Título: The Gift of Rain-SIGNED FIRST PRINTING

Editorial: Myrmidon Books Ltd, Newcastle

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.


Fine first printing in fine dustwrapper. A square, tight copy in a complete and unmarked dustwrapper. A new copy which has never been read. Booker Longlist sticker to front panel. Signed by the author to the title page, without inscription. As an enthusiastic collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. N° de ref. de la librería 006105

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Sinopsis: This work is set in 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. 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, sounds and aromas - of rain swept beaches, magical mountain temples, pungent spice warehouses, opulent colonial ballrooms and fetid and forbidding rainforests - Tan Twan Eng weaves a haunting and unforgettable story of betrayal, barbaric cruelty, steadfast courage and enduring love.

Críticas: 'A powerful first novel about a tumultuous and almost forgotten period of history.' --The Times Literary Supplement

'A remarkable book? about war, friendship, memory and discipline.' --Ian McMillan, The Verb, BBC Radio 3

'Haunting and highly evocative... a deeply moving tale.' --Cape Times

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