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Book Oxygen reviews The Heat of the Sun

"Skilful, imaginative, and often moving"

“Writers have always used existing stories as the basis for new work and some novelists have looked to other media as inspiration for their fiction … While the novel traces the links and enmities between Japan and the United States through the first half of the twentieth century, Rain shows, in subtle and carefully colourful prose, how clinging to old stories of victimization cripples us and the only thing that lasts – or matters – is love. This is a skilful, imaginative, and often moving development of the Butterfly story.”

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