Noontide Toll

Noontide Toll

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DESCRIPTION :
Vasantha is a van driver for hire, ferrying aid workers, returning exiles, and tentative entrepreneurs across the battle-scarred landscapes of Sri Lanka. The civil war is finally over, but the traumas of the past are still haunting. Behind the facade of peace we are made to remember the war: mysterious hoteliers conceal scars under their collars; genial old soldiers are secretly identified as perpetrators of brutal crimes; young Sinhalese men pine after Tamil girls whose brothers died by their hands. Vasantha keeps his own counsel, lingering on the periphery of his passengers' stories, but as time goes on he reveals a little of his own story too.

Perceptive, sombre and finely-tuned, Noontide Toll paints an extraordinary portrait of a post-war Sri Lanka grappling with the ghosts of its troubled past.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781783780174
BY (AUTHOR) Gunesekera, Romesh
PUBLISHER : Granta Books PUBLICATION DATE : May 07, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Granta Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 180 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items
DESCRIPTION :
Vasantha is a van driver for hire, ferrying aid workers, returning exiles, and tentative entrepreneurs across the battle-scarred landscapes of Sri Lanka. The civil war is finally over, but the traumas of the past are still haunting. Behind the facade of peace we are made to remember the war: mysterious hoteliers conceal scars under their collars; genial old soldiers are secretly identified as perpetrators of brutal crimes; young Sinhalese men pine after Tamil girls whose brothers died by their hands. Vasantha keeps his own counsel, lingering on the periphery of his passengers' stories, but as time goes on he reveals a little of his own story too.

Perceptive, sombre and finely-tuned, Noontide Toll paints an extraordinary portrait of a post-war Sri Lanka grappling with the ghosts of its troubled past.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781783780174
BY (AUTHOR) Gunesekera, Romesh
PUBLISHER : Granta Books PUBLICATION DATE : May 07, 2015
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Granta Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 180 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items