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This novel is a powerful three-generational saga of a Sri Lankan family's search for coherence and continuity in a country broken by colonial ...Show synopsisThis novel is a powerful three-generational saga of a Sri Lankan family's search for coherence and continuity in a country broken by colonial occupation and riven by ethnic wars. The character Saha looks for order in a return to traditional values; Rajan is on a quest for modernity that takes him to the mother country; and Vijay is in a fight for socialism that ends in terror. Through the travail of their lives emerges the possibility of another future. Winner of the Sagittarius Prize. Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.Hide synopsis
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Description:Very Good. 190085001X 1998 3rd Impression Arcadia Books ...Very Good. 190085001X 1998 3rd Impression Arcadia Books (Publisher; London, England) Trade Paperback; text clean/UNMARKED; color cover mild surface rubbing/light edge wear w/corner bends; spine strong + uncreased; NOT x-library; No remainder mark; Not book club; 416 pages; 3 books/36 chapters; author biography; color cover painting is "The Monsoon Breaks" by Stanley Kirinde w/wrap-around design by Sutchinda Rangi Thompson; winner of best 1st book category for 1998 Commonwealth Writers Prize in Eurasia region; "absolutely compelling...I couldn't put it down...a remarkable book"--Athol Fugard; "To have written this book--or even to read it--you have to have nerve. There are no flip evasions, or post-modern cop-outs. Here you are in life, just as 1 says 'in love'...Another time, another continent...crassness + nobility on a Tolstoyan scale. A humbling book which grips + strengthens us"--John Berger; "it is impossible to read this book without being shocked + moved"--Prize judges' comments; very good copy of 14-year-old important, mind/experience enlightening/expanding paperback novel.
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