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The Resource Bangkok wakes to rain, Pitchaya Sudbanthad

Bangkok wakes to rain, Pitchaya Sudbanthad

Label
Bangkok wakes to rain
Title
Bangkok wakes to rain
Statement of responsibility
Pitchaya Sudbanthad
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A house in the centre 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 comforts of New England even as he finds the vibrant foreign chaos of Siam increasingly difficult to resist. A post-war society woman marries, mothers, and holds court, little suspecting the course of her future. A jazz pianist is summoned in the 1970s to conjure music that will pacify resident spirits, even as he's haunted by ghosts of his former life. Not long after, a young woman gives swimming lessons in the luxury condos that have eclipsed the old house, trying to outpace the long shadow of her political past. And in the post-submergence Bangkok of the future, a band of savvy teenagers guides tourists and former residents past waterlogged, ruined landmarks, selling them tissues to wipe their tears for places they themselves do not remember. Time collapses as these stories collide and converge, linked by blood, memory, yearning, chance, and the forces voraciously making and remaking the amphibian, ever-morphing city itself. Bangkok Wakes to Rain is a wildly imaginative, mesmerising reading experience from an author at the beginning of what promises to be a thrilling career
Summary
A house in flooded Bangkok reflects a confluence of lives shaped by upheaval, from a homesick missionary doctor to a haunted jazz pianist in the age of rock, to a woman who would escape her political past
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10755049
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sudbanthad, Pitchaya
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dwellings
  • Bangkok (Thailand)
Target audience
adult
Label
Bangkok wakes to rain, Pitchaya Sudbanthad
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065046118
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781473677272
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019650251
Label
Bangkok wakes to rain, Pitchaya Sudbanthad
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065046118
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781473677272
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019650251

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