... and the Rain my Drink by Han Suyin

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... and the Rain my Drink

by Han Suyin

Jonathan Cape, 1956, [First Edition], hardcover with brown cloth and illustrated board, blue toned top fore-edge, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor foxing, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket is price-clipped with some edge and shelf wear, grubbiness to spine, small tears and chips 

'It is a story of modern Malaya as seen through the eyes of an impartial observer - herself.  Here impartial does not mean insensitive.  Han Suyin responds to the most evanescent of nuances.  Her own unique experiences enable her to read the heart of every human element in that strange mixture of races which makes up Malaya today.  The problem there presents itself to her in all its poignancy.  She sees the good intentions as well as the stupidities exhibited on all its sides, and her sympathies are nicely balanced.  The incidental humours of the situation do not escape her.  She furnishes her comic scenes with characters richly absurd, and her effects are achieved by rapid transitions which typify the unexpectedness of life in a state of tension.'