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Bangkok Wakes to Rain

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Bangkok Wakes to Rain

A missionary doctor pines for his native New England even as he succumbs to the vibrant chaos of 19th-century Siam. A post-WWII society woman marries, mothers and holds court, little suspecting her solitary future. A jazz pianist in the age of rock, haunted by his own ghosts, is summoned to appease the resident spirits. A young woman tries to outpace the long shadow of her political past. And in New Krungthep, savvy teenagers row tourists past landmarks of the drowned old city they themselves do not remember. Time collapses as these stories 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.

Bangkok Wakes to Rain
by Pitchaya Sudbanthad

  • Publication Date: February 18, 2020
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • ISBN-10: 0525534776
  • ISBN-13: 9780525534778