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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Sceptre (21 Feb. 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1473677254
  • ISBN-13: 978-1473677258
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 114,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An important, ambitious, and accomplished novel (Mohsin Hamid)

Beautifully textured and rich with a sense of place (Karen Walker Thompson)

Beautifully textured and rich with a sense of place, this is a big, ambitious book. I love the way Sudbanthad so compellingly captures not only the long arcs of these lives-but also the smallest moments, and how those moments linger in memory, how they haunt. (Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Age of Miracles)

There's a simple, ingenious conceit to this book - the stories a house can contain, from Bangkok's colonial past to its antediluvian future. This is a bold and tender novel about the unforgivable and the unforgiven, and how to live past what you thought you could survive. Sudbanthad arrives to us already a masterful innovator of the form-a startlingly original debut. (Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night)

Pitchaya Sudbanthad's beautiful, ambitious first novel Bangkok Wakes To Rain moves with an elegant restlessness that seems to match the city's own. Reading this book feels like waking to a singular and important new voice (Rajesh Parameswaran, author of I Am An Executioner)

Gorgeously polyphonic and saturated in the senses, Bangkok Wakes to Rain brims with a wistful and gripping energy. Sudbanthad carries us through time and space with a magician's hand, with a visionary's eye - he brilliantly sounds the resonant pulse of the capital city, of his characters' lives. This wise and far-reaching meditation on home will sink into your bones. (Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Battleborn)

An important, ambitious, and accomplished novel. Sudbanthad deftly sweeps us up in a tale that paints a twin portrait: of a megacity like those so many of us call home and of a world where sanctuary is increasingly hard to come by. (Mohsin Hamid)

This breathtakingly lovely novel is an accomplished debut, beautifully crafted and rich with history rendered in the most human terms. (Kirkus)

Ambitious and sweeping, yet at once intimately crafted and shot through with fine detail, Bangkok Wakes to Rain is a sumptuous accomplishment. (Esquire, 25 Most Anticipated Books of 2019)

[M]editative...beautifully wrought...all of Sudbanthad's characters live and breathe with authenticity, and his prose is deeply moving, making for an evocative debut. (Publishers Weekly)

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An intoxicating collage of lives intersecting around a building in Bangkok.

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