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Bangkok Wakes to Rain
Pitchaya Sudbanthad

Riverhead Books
February 2019
On Sale: February 19, 2019
368 pages
ISBN: 0525534768
EAN: 9780525534761
Kindle: B07D6CSHH6
Hardcover / e-Book
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Fiction | Multicultural Asian

A missionary doctor pines for his native New England even as he succumbs to the vibrant chaos of nineteenth-century Siam. A post-World War II society woman marries, mothers, and holds court, little suspecting her solitary fate. A jazz pianist in the age of rock, haunted by his own ghosts, is summoned to appease the house’s resident spirits. In the present, a young woman tries to outpace the long shadow of her political past. And in a New Krungthep yet to come, savvy teenagers row tourists past landmarks of the drowned old city they themselves do not remember. Time collapses as these lives collide and converge, linked by the forces voraciously making and remaking the amphibious, ever-morphing capital itself. Bangkok Wakes to Rain is an elegy for what time erases and a love song to all that persists, yearning, into the unknowable future.

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