The Gift of Rain - Book 2, Chapters 3 - 4 Summary & Analysis

Tan Twan Eng
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Chapter 3 of Book 2 opens with Isabel’s hair being cut. She was made to look like a man, the family being fearful of the coming Japanese occupation and the possibilities therein. Philip’s father insisted that Isabel go with all the female staff up to their house on Penang Hill. As they all arrived, Philip went with them to see them off, they witnessed the bombing of Gerogetown and the port below them. Philip stayed the night up at Penang hill. He had told his sister that he would be working with the Japanese. He returned home the next day. He and his father waited a few days more before going to the office buildings in town. Despite the bombing, the office had not been damaged yet. They destroyed the documents that might help the Japanese. Then Philip’s father took him...

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