Residents discuss the situation in flooded Chinatown, central Bangkok, in 2011. Pitchaya Sudbanthad’s novel Bangkok Wakes To Rain recreates life in the flood-prone city. Photo: Reuters

Bangkok, capital of Thailand at the mercy of floods, brilliantly evoked in debut novel about its past and future

  • The chapters, not just the waters, flow back and forth in time in expat Thai Pitchaya Sudbanthad’s dazzling debut novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain
  • A grand house in the city is the backdrop to an exploration of the city’s relationship to water and its past, and imagines its future
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Residents discuss the situation in flooded Chinatown, central Bangkok, in 2011. Pitchaya Sudbanthad’s novel Bangkok Wakes To Rain recreates life in the flood-prone city. Photo: Reuters
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