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The Story of a Brief Marriage

By (author) Anuk Arudpragasam
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Granta Books, London, United Kingdom
Published: 6th Oct 2016
Dimensions: w 129mm h 198mm d 17mm
Weight: 266g
ISBN-10: 1783782374
ISBN-13: 9781783782376
Barcode No: 9781783782376
Synopsis
Dinesh is a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil Tigers. Desensitized to the horror all around him, life has been pared back to the essentials: eat, sleep, survive. All this changes when he is approached one morning by an older man who asks him to marry his daughter Ganga, hoping that victorious soldiers will be less likely to harm a married woman. For a few brief hours, Dinesh and Ganga tentatively explore their new and unexpected connection, trying to understand themselves and each other, until the war once more closes over them. Told in meditative, nuanced and powerful prose, this shattering novel marks the arrival of an extraordinary new literary voice.

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