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The Book Boy reviews The Heat of the Sun

"Stunning debut ... incredibly clever"

“This stunning debut, by Australian-born David Rain, takes the story of that famous Geisha girl and gives it an American twist … Rain’s writing is incredibly clever. His colourful prose transports you to roaring Manhattan, to Nagasaki, to Mexico. The dialogue between the two main characters is believable, honest, and told in such a way you think you’re watching one of those classic black and white films rather than reading a book … The men’s paths cross and diverge throughout one of the most tumultuous periods in 20th century history. It’s an honest tale of what it is like to lose touch with someone and then meet them again – how you are never the same person, and nor are they … I think David Rain’s star is only going to get brighter.”

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