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this Booker Prize winner story about a doctor and his uncle’s wife unfolds over a span of 25 years. With the construction of the Thailand-Burma Death Railway in World War II, the surgeon is haunted by this love affair while struggling to protect his regiment from the atrocities of war. This is when he receives a letter that changes his life forever.
What makes this book stand out?
A reminder of honor, duty, morals and how love changes the way you perceive things
Read it for
An insight into the construction of the Death Railway, one of the most painful moments of Japanese history.
Don't read it for
Extraneously disturbing details of a Japanese POW camp at the Death Railway.