THE SANDGLASS

By (author)ROMESH GUNESEKE

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Set in London, The Sandglass tells the story of two feuding families whose lives are interlinked by the changing fortunes of postcolonial Sri Lanka. In a beautifully constructed work that moves back and forth between two physical and temporal locales, Gunesekera brings to life Prins Ducal and his search for answers about his family’s past in Sri Lanka, including his father’s rise to wealth, rivalry with the Vatunas family, and a suspicious death — a mystery that further unfolds upon Prins’s arrival in London for his mother’s funeral. Weaving together themes of memory, exile, and postcolonial upheaval, this book is a moving comment on colonial history and multiculturalism.
ISBN: 156584484X
Publisher: THE NEW PRESS
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Author: ROMESH GUNESEKE

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156584484X

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1998

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278

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Romesh Gunesekera grew up in Sri Lanka and the Plippines and now lives in London. He is the author of a novel, Reef, a Booker prize finalist, and a collection of short stories, Monkfish Moon.

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