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Bangkok Wakes to Rain is itself a sort of house of ghosts and those haunted by them, in a cycle of vivid life and aching . Pitchaya Sudbanthad is the author of the novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain, published by Riverhead Books (US) and Sceptre (UK)

Bangkok Wakes to Rain is itself a sort of house of ghosts and those haunted by them, in a cycle of vivid life and aching loss. The technology Sudbanthad imagines is a marvel, but it’s one that might be modeled on what this novel does so beautifully: bringing a place and its people alive through story. 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 time between Bangkok and Brooklyn.

In a swirling, always surprising storytelling structure that at times recalls David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, Sudbanthad skilfully orchestrates the huge cast of characters. Bangkok Wakes to Rain is published by Sceptre (£18. com or call 0330 333 6846. A 19th-century missionary struggles to adjust to the harshness of life in the tropics and, later, the futility of his calling. A jazz pianist in the 1970s is hired to perform for the ghosts that haunt the house of a wealthy ageing woman; her son, Sammy, visits his dying father in London after a restless existence trying in vain to settle down in a number of countries with a number of different women.

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 There's. Reading this book feels like waking to a singular and important new voice - Rajesh Parameswaran, author of I Am An Executioner 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 deftly sweeps us up in a tale that paints a twin portrait: of a megacity. and of a world where sanctuary is increasingly hard to come b. - -Mohsin Hamid, New York Times bestselling author of Exit West. 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

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.

Bangkok Wakes to Rain should come with a mop. But Sudbanthad’s skills are more than just meteorological. A native of Thailand now living in New York, he captures the nation’s lush history in all its turbulence and resilience. Even the novel’s complex structure reflects Bangkok’s culture. The chapters flow back and "Bangkok Wakes to Rain should come with a mop.

My novel is forthcoming from Riverhead Books Here is the first for JUNE.

My novel is forthcoming from Riverhead Books. Find out more at: ww. sudbanthad. com The most sublime work of fiction on Bangkok has arrived. Talk will be moderated by Philip Cornwel-Smith of the forthcoming Very Bangkok. Mark your calendar Sunday 2 June 3-5pm.

Bangkok Wakes To Rain" is the debut novel from Pitchaya Sudbanthad, who divides his time between Bangkok and . SUDBANTHAD: Yes. It's something that I connect to, the simultaneous coexistence of both the ancient and magical and the new and technological.

Bangkok Wakes To Rain" is the debut novel from Pitchaya Sudbanthad, who divides his time between Bangkok and Brooklyn. Thank you so much for being with us. PITCHAYA SUDBANTHAD: It's my pleasure to be here. In Bangkok, where one sees sky trains and people on high-speed Internet - and at the same time, you see people making offerings to spirit houses on their land. Or you walk the streets, and see saffron-robe monks waiting for alms-givers to give them food in the morning.

A missionary begs to be moved from disease-ridden Bangk. Bangkok Wakes to Rain. 2 5 저자: Pitchaya Sudbanthad 내레이터: Euan Morton. An intoxicating collage of lives intersecting around a building in Bangkok.

Pitchaya Sudbanthad’s Bangkok Wakes to Rain is a tribute to his home - and an act of resistance. A native of Thailand now living in New York, he captures the nation’s lush history in all its turbulence and resilience

Pitchaya Sudbanthad’s Bangkok Wakes to Rain is a tribute to his home - and an act of resistance. The chapters flow back and forth in time, in ways that may leave readers initially grasping for solid ground. The earliest sections involve an American doctor working for a Christian mission in 19th-century Siam.

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Bangkok Wakes to Rain by Pitchaya Sudbanthad AZW3
"Recreates the experience of living in Thailand's aqueous climate so viscerally that you can feel the water rising around your ankles." (Ron Charles, Washington Post)
"Important, ambitious, and accomplished." (Mohsin Hamid, New York Times best-selling author of Exit West)
A missionary doctor pines for his native New England even as he succumbs to the vibrant chaos of 19th-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.
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Bangkok Wakes to Rain by Pitchaya Sudbanthad AZW3