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Washington Post reviews The Heat of the Sun

"A heartbreaking beauty worthy of Puccini's music"

A curious review of The Heat of the Sun in the Washington Post for December 4, 2012, which calls the novel “operatic” but seems equivocal about what to make of that. Reviewer Wendy Smith complains about “over-the-top plot twists” and “melodrama” but also says that “Rain is a talented writer, and ‘The Heat of the Sun’ is never dull” and that “There are passages in the novel that have a heartbreaking beauty worthy of Puccini’s music.” Now that sounds like high praise.

Read the full review at The Washington Post