The Gift of Rain - Book 2, Chapters 8 - 9 Summary & Analysis

Tan Twan Eng
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Three years of Japanese occupation went by. Philip continued with his work with the Japanese. Things started to change again when the Sook Ching orders were given out. These stated that any Chinese offering assistance to Anti-Japanese groups were to be arrested. Philip witnessed these ‘arrests’ first hand, as the Japanese army brutalized, raped, and murdered the local Chinese. One such group included Ming and her village. Ming and her new husband did not survive the Sook Ching exercises. Philip drew further and further away from his own family as everyone saw him as a traitor.

A month after the death of Ming, through Towkay Yeap, Philip met with Kon for the first time in years at his master Tanaka’s old house. It was not a particular touching reunion, as Kon needed information about a Japanese communications relay. Philip hesitantly gave...

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