Red Rain

Red Rain

by Tim Wendel
     
 

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As the B-29 bombers began to pound Tokyo and most of the other major Japanese cities to rubble, the Japanese military became desperate to find a way to once again instill fear in its enemies. Out of such efforts was born the greatest secret of WWII the fire balloon. One woman, Yoshi, camouflaging her identity, is sent to uncover these delicate but deadly creations.

Overview

As the B-29 bombers began to pound Tokyo and most of the other major Japanese cities to rubble, the Japanese military became desperate to find a way to once again instill fear in its enemies. Out of such efforts was born the greatest secret of WWII the fire balloon. One woman, Yoshi, camouflaging her identity, is sent to uncover these delicate but deadly creations.

Editorial Reviews

Colson Whitehead
In Red Rain, Tim Wendel takes a footnote to World War II and masterfully expands it into a novel of dynamic action and human dimension. From bombed-out Tokyo to the arid forests of Arizona, he takes us into the fire, and expert guide that he is, never loses his bearings. --Colson Whitehead, author of The Intuitionist, John Henry Days
Oakley Hall
This is a terrific story, jammed with secrets, cross-purposes and revelations, and Tim Wendel has made a fine novel of it. --Oakley Hall

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780975440216
Publisher:
Writers Lair
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Tim Wendel is the author of eight books, including HIGH HEAT: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE FASTBALL AND THE IMPROBABLE SEARCH FOR THE FASTEST PITCHER OF ALL TIME (Da Capo Press).

Tim has published two novels -- CASTRO'S CURVEBALL (Ballantine/​U of Nebraska) and RED RAIN (Writers' Lair). In addition, his book THE NEW FACE OF BASEBALL (HarperCollins) was named Top History Book for 2004 by the Latino Literary Council.

His writing has appeared in the The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Weekend, Washingtonian, National Geographic Traveler, Huffington Post, The Potomac Review, Gargoyle, GQ and Esquire. His columns appear on the USA Today op-ed page, where he is on the Board of Contributors.

Tim teaches fiction and nonfiction writing at Johns Hopkins University, where he received the 2009 Award for Teaching Excellence and the Professional Achievement Award in 2004 and 2010. He is a Walter E. Dakin Fellow and Tennessee Williams Scholar to the Sewanee Writing Conference, and a Pen/​Faulkner visiting writer to the Washington, D.C. Public Schools. He received his master's in writing from Johns Hopkins and a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism from Syracuse University.

Born in Philadelphia, he was raised in Lockport, N.Y. One of his first jobs was writing music reviews for The Buffalo Courier-Express. Since then he's worked on both coasts and in between, covering everything from the Olympics to the America's Cup.

He lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and their two children.

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