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Bangkok Wakes to Rain By Pitchaya Sudbanthad Bangkok Wakes to Rain A house in Bangkok is the confluence of lives shaped by upheaval memory and the lure of home A missionary doctor pines for his native New England even as he succumbs to the vibrant chaos of nineteen

  • Title: Bangkok Wakes to Rain
  • Author: Pitchaya Sudbanthad
  • ISBN: 0525534768
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bangkok Wakes to Rain By Pitchaya Sudbanthad A house in Bangkok is the confluence of lives shaped by upheaval, memory, and the lure of home A missionary doctor pines for his native New England even as he succumbs to the vibrant chaos of nineteenth 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 g A house in Bangkok is the confluence of lives shaped by upheaval, memory, and the lure of home A missionary doctor pines for his native New England even as he succumbs to the vibrant chaos of nineteenth 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 368 pages Expected publication February 19th 2019 by Riverhead Books More Details ISBN 0525534768 ISBN13 9780525534761 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Bangkok Wakes to Rain, please sign up

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    Bangkok Wakes to Rain by Pitchaya Sudbanthad Bangkok Wakes to Rain should come with a mop This teeming debut novel by Pitchaya Sudbanthad re creates the experience of living in Thailand s aqueous climate so viscerally that you can feel the water rising around your ankles But Sudbanthad s skills are than just meteorological. Bangkok Wakes to Rain A Novel About the Author Pitchaya Sudbanthad is the author of the novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain, published by Riverhead Books US and Sceptre UK He has received fellowships in fiction writing from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony, and currently splits Bangkok Wakes to Rain Books And in the submerged Bangkok of the future, a band of savvy teenagers guides tourists and former residents past waterlogged landmarks, selling them tissues to wipe their tears for places they themselves do not remember.Time collapses as their stories collide and converge, linked by blood, memory, yearning, chance, and the forces voraciously making and remaking the amphibian, ever morphing city itself.Praise for Bangkok Wakes to Book Review Bangkok Wakes To Rain, By Pitchaya Feb , It s a fitting beginning for a novel suffused with the possibility of menace the characters in Bangkok Wakes to Rain endure heartbreak, disease, climate disaster and Reading Bangkok Wakes to Rain Helped Me Imagine a New Jun , Bangkok Wakes to Rain will transport you to Thailand, and ensure that when you do go, you ll know all that lies beneath the sinking surface To connect the Bangkok Wakes to Rain, by Pitchaya Sudbanthad book Feb , Bangkok Wakes to Rain should come with a mop This teeming debut novel by Pitchaya Sudbanthad re creates the experience of living in Thailand s aqueous climate so viscerally that you can feel the Two Thai Novelists Explore Bangkok s Swirl of Remembering Apr , Bangkok Wakes to Rain is written in English and, particularly in the first half of the novel, explanatory clauses about Thai history or culture can feel a bit like a travel guide, albeit an Bangkok Wakes to Rain NPR Jan , Bangkok Wakes to Rain NPR coverage of Bangkok Wakes to Rain by Pitchaya Sudbanthad News, author interviews, critics picks and . Review Bangkok Wakes to Rain, by Pitchaya Sudbanthad Pitchaya Sudbanthad s monumental and polyphonic debut novel, Bangkok Wakes to Rain, is a sweeping epic with the amphibious city of the title at its scintillating center The individual stories Bangkok Wakes to Rain Book Chicago Public Library Feb , Bangkok Wakes to Rain Book Sudbanthad, Pitchaya A house in the center of Bangkok becomes the point of confluence where lives are shaped by upheaval, memory, and the lure of home Witness to two centuries flux in one of the world s most restless cities, a house plays host to longings and losses past, present, and future A nineteenth century missionary doctor pines for the

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    1. RMazin on said:

      Bangkok Wakes to Rain is a beautifully written book The author cherishes the city and those who come to it His linked stories are like a kaleidoscope of tales that build upon the city s past, present and future life The people thrive, survive and change as Bangkok enfolds them within its rhythms Subandthad, than any other author I have recently read, has a gift for incorporating sound within each vignette Sometimes it is jazz, traditional music, rushing water, flocks of birds, a c Bangkok Wakes [...]

    2. Samantha Chong on said:

      This was such a brilliant book Spanning almost a century between its past and an envisioning of the city s present, Bangkok Wakes to Rain follows a few main characters at different points of their lives in Bangkok, though each chapter is narrated by characters who spend parts of their lives interacting with the main protagonists Each protagonist s journey is unique and well rounded, allowing the reader a glimpse into what makes their stories so human It s an unflinching look at the many na This [...]

    3. Kamil on said:

      obtained via giveaway.wasn t pulled into this one right away, but that changed after about 40 pages nicely constructed in terms how those little stories intertwine.

    4. Carly Thompson on said:

      Beautifully written linked story collection about characters who have some relation to a house in Bangkok at various points in time from the late 19th century to the end of the 21st century.

    5. James Beggarly on said:

      A remarkable performance of showing a city now, deep into its past and far into the future, with a very large cast of intersecting characters A really smart novel from a first time writer.

    6. Barbara Hall on said:

      An epic and sweeping tale of Bangkok, Thai history, culture and its people, beginning a few centuries ago and through to the near future A grand house and its various occupants through the years, unites many of the main characters in the book Very impressive debut novel.

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