The Rainy Season by Myfanwy Jones

Ella arrives in Saigon as a single girl on a trip meant for two. Abandoned by her adored boyfriend and haunted by the mystery of her absent Vietnam veteran father, she loses herself in coconut rum and easy ex-pat friends. Sharing fractured pasts and uncertain futures, Ella begins to feel at home in a landscape scarred by war and betrayal.

This is glorious novel about learning to live and breathe again.

The Rainy Season charts the most delicate shifts of pressure – of the heart, of the weather, of a city – a superbly atmospheric and deeply empathetic novel.” Sophie Cunningham