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On Tuesday, February 14 we will come together to discuss The Gift of Rain. The meeting will be at 1 pm at Libros del Pasaje, Thames 1762, in Palermo. Please come if you like to discuss books, whether you have read this one or not.
Books for the following March and April are listed below. In general, the meetings will be held at Libros del Pasaje on the second Tuesday of the month, at 1 pm.
The Gift of Rain is the first novel by Malaysian novelist Tan Twan Eng. It was published in 2007 by Myrmidon Books in the UK and the following year by Weinstein Books in the US, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize that year.
This remarkable debut saga of intrigue and akido flashes back to a darkly opulent WWII-era Malaya. Eng’s characters are as deep and troubled as the time in which the story takes place, and he draws on a rich palette to create a sprawling portrait of a lesser explored corner of the war. Hutton’s first-person narration is measured, believable and enthralling.
In March we will discuss Disgrace by J.M. Coetze. And in April, we will discuss Nutshell, by Ian McEwan.