Chinaman

Chinaman

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Retired sportswriter WG Karunasena is dying. He will spend his final months drinking arrack, making his wife unhappy, ignoring his son and tracking down Pradeep S. Mathew, a spin bowler who has mysteriously disappeared and who WG considers 'the greatest cricketer to walk the earth'. On his quest to find this unsung genius, WG uncovers a coach with six fingers, a secret bunker below a famous stadium, a Tamil Tiger warlord, and startling truths about Sri Lanka, cricket and himself. Ambitious, playful and strikingly original, "Chinaman" is a novel about cricket and Sri Lanka - and the story of modern day Sri Lanka through its most cherished sport. Hailed by the Gratiaen Prize judges as 'one of the most imaginative works of contemporary Sri Lankan fiction', it is an astounding book.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780224091459
BY (AUTHOR) Karunatilaka, Shehan
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : April 28, 2011
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Jonathan Cape Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 241 mm x 163 mm
WEIGHT : 712 g

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DESCRIPTION :
Retired sportswriter WG Karunasena is dying. He will spend his final months drinking arrack, making his wife unhappy, ignoring his son and tracking down Pradeep S. Mathew, a spin bowler who has mysteriously disappeared and who WG considers 'the greatest cricketer to walk the earth'. On his quest to find this unsung genius, WG uncovers a coach with six fingers, a secret bunker below a famous stadium, a Tamil Tiger warlord, and startling truths about Sri Lanka, cricket and himself. Ambitious, playful and strikingly original, "Chinaman" is a novel about cricket and Sri Lanka - and the story of modern day Sri Lanka through its most cherished sport. Hailed by the Gratiaen Prize judges as 'one of the most imaginative works of contemporary Sri Lankan fiction', it is an astounding book.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780224091459
BY (AUTHOR) Karunatilaka, Shehan
PUBLISHER : Vintage Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : April 28, 2011
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Jonathan Cape Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 241 mm x 163 mm
WEIGHT : 712 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items