Skip to product information
1 of 1

Introverts Retreat Book and Gift Shop

Bangkok Wakes to Rain

Bangkok Wakes to Rain

Regular price $5.99 USD
Regular price Sale price $5.99 USD
Sale Sold out

By Pitchaya Sudbanthad

 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.

 ISBN: 9780525534778

Publishing Date: 2/18/2020 by Riverhead Books

General Fiction

360 Pages

View full details