Bangkok Wakes to Rain - Outpour Summary & Analysis

Pitchaya Sudbanthad
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"Outpour" begins in Bangkok, during a mass protest. It is October 1973, and the protesters, nicknamed the "animal" number in the tens of thousands. The animal is angry with the military government, who overthrew the previous rulers. Led by the Field Marshall, the military government has broken their promise of restoring democracy and the animal marches in protest.

Siripohng, an engineering student from a small village, is among the protesters. He had come to Bangkok on a scholarship, and when he first came to the city, he lived in near solitude. He is quiet and introverted. Every night, after completing his studies, he listened to jazz music on a record player left behind by a colleague. One night, he met a young man who invited him to a student group meeting. The group focuses on politics and civil rights. Siripohng went to the meeting and...

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