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Library Journal reviews The Heat of the Sun

"Genre-bending and an in-house favorite"

“Rain imagines what happened to the child left behind when the heroine of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly kills herself after discovering Lt. Benjamin Pinkerton’s perfidy … Rain’s Ben ‘Trouble’ Pinkerton is a charismatic young man worshiped by his private-school classmates—especially narrator Woodley Sharpless, a crippled orphan—who eventually finds himself in the midst of world-defining events from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression to the bombing of Nagasaki. … genre-bending and an in-house favorite.”

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