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Books - Novels




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An Anthology Of Modern Writing From Sri Lanka

[Hardcover] Ranjini Obeyesekere (Author)
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At The Water's Edge

[Paperback] Pradeep Jeganathan (Author)
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Assured and accomplished, Pradeep Jeganathan's long awaited debut collection of short fiction is a spare, controlled meditation on the details of inhabitation: power and inequality, friendship and enmity, love and loss, violence and its memories. The seven interconnected stories span a near thirty years of his county's recent past; each traces a delicately textured frame of troubling, telling beauty, weaving together, with almost incredible economy, not the often composed image of Sri Lanka - a paradise isle where 'only man is vile' - but a life world, live and remembered, to be lived in again.



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Brixton Beach

[Paperback] R. Tearne (Author)
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The first half of this book is set in Sri Lanka and is beautiful and evocative, full of colour, laughter and joy. The second half is heart wrenchingly sad. I read the second half with a permanent lump in my throat. It is the vitality of the first half that makes the second half so tragic. But for me none of this is what makes the book so memorable and kept me thinking about it for weeks after I had read it. The greatest achievement of this book is to give a name and a face and a story to what have become just numbers in the news these days. The book starts with a terrorist attack in central London, it then goes back to tell the story of one of the faceless "numbers" caught up in the attack. It is this life story that still haunts me, long after reading this beautiful book.



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Cinnamon Gardens

[Hardback] Shyam Selvadurai (Author)
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In a novel of family honor and destiny that recalls the masterful storytelling of "Raj Quartet, " this tale follows an upper-class teacher facing an arranged marriage, and the uncle who must suppress the secret desires that threaten to throw his life into chaos.



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Where The Rainbow Ends

[Hardback] Christopher Hudson (Author)
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Compulsively readable, beautifully crafted, this novel, by the author of The Killing Fields, is both a gripping war story and a splendid evocation of the waning glories of British colonialism. In the autumn of 1941, Guy Tancred, a young, somewhat priggish investment advisor, is sent from the London office of Dunlop Orient to Ceylon to oversee and protect the company's rubber plantations, one of which is owned by his older brother. Soon it is Guy himself who appears to be in need of protection. When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and capture Singapore, he becomes embroiled in anti-espionage activities, conceives a hopeless passion for his brother's wife and bears witness to the bombing of the island itselfan act that is to hasten the end of British dominance in the region. While its cast of characters may seem overly familiar to readers of "Empire" literature, Ceylon, a place that Ovid called "the last outpost of the civilized world" is memorably portrayed.



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