On Sale: February 19, 2019
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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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