The gift of rain
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Published:
New York : Weinstein Books, [2008].
Format:
Book Club Kit
Edition:
1st pbk. ed.
Physical Desc:
435 pages : map ; 24 cm.
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TELL WPL Book Club
BOOK CLUB KIT
Description

"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."--P. [4] of cover.

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"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."--P. [4] of cover.
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Wilkinson Public Library's kit of 10 books check out as one unit to book clubs.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Tan, T. E. (2008). The gift of rain. 1st pbk. ed. New York: Weinstein Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tan, Twan Eng, 1972-. 2008. The Gift of Rain. New York: Weinstein Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tan, Twan Eng, 1972-, The Gift of Rain. New York: Weinstein Books, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Tan, Twan Eng. The Gift of Rain. 1st pbk. ed. New York: Weinstein Books, 2008.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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