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Noon Tide Toll

by Romesh Gunesekera
Publisher: Penguin Books India (2014)    |     ISBN 10: 670087297    |     ISBN 13: 9780670087297
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Vasantha retired early, bought himself a van with his savings and now works as a driver for hire in Sri Lanka. As he ferries new entrepreneurs, charity workers and itinerant families around the country, he reveals with self-deprecating wit and folksy wisdom their uncertain lives after the end of a decades-long war. On his journey from the army camps of the north to the moonlit beaches of the south, he begins to wonder if the past can be left behind, especially his own and his country's and what the future might hold for a lovelorn soldier out on the ramparts, a fast-moving hotelier in a bombed-out town, an eager Jaffna student of Italian or a desperate librarian of empty shelves. A superb collection of interlinked stories, perceptive, somber, finely tuned - Noontide Toll draws an extraordinary portrait of post-war Sri Lanka grappling with the ghosts of its troubled past.
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Romesh Gunesekera was born in 1954 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He grew up in Sri Lanka and the Philippines, moving to England in 1971. He gained an Arts Council Writers' Award in ......
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