The Gift of Rain - Book 2, Chapters 5 - 7 Summary & Analysis

Tan Twan Eng
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In Book 2, Chapter 5, Philip attempted and succeeded in finding his brother Edward and Isabel’s suitor Peter MacAllister. They had left for Kuala Lampur, and did not return since its fall to the Japanese. By going to Saotome in K.L. and visiting Pudu Prision, Philip found out that both his brother and sister’s suitor had been sent as prisoners of war to work on the railway in Burma. Everyone he talked to intoned that this was a death sentence. Things settled down more or less and Philip eked out a kind of living with the Japanese. He felt very isolated during this time. After a business meeting, Fujihara-san, an official in the Japanese secret police (the same man who accosted Philip and his family at Istana) asked Philip to find him a particular piano and to take it from one...

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