Sadaik Short Reviews: The Rainy Season Setting

In this slim chapbook a sense of place is everywhere, guided by the subtleness of San Oo’s voice which shifts, from civility to a harshness unexpected.  Throughout, the senses are lulled by a cadence brought on repetitious cycles, yet, Nyunt Wai Moe’s impressive translation, never falters, it never bores.  The Rainy Season Setting is to be read in a single sitting, to do otherwise would be to disrupt the voyage.

The Rainy Season Setting

Title: The Rainy Season Setting

Author: San Oo

Translator: Nyunt Wai Moe

Published: 2006

(Sadaik Shorts is a series of very short reviews of fiction and non-fiction from Myanmar writers in English)