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The Resource Noon tide toll, Romesh Gunesekera

Noon tide toll, Romesh Gunesekera

Label
Noon tide toll
Title
Noon tide toll
Statement of responsibility
Romesh Gunesekera
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Vasantha is a van driver in Sri Lanka. After nearly three decades of conflict, the civil war is over and the country is moving tentatively into the future - though at times the recent past seems too close for comfort. Entrepreneurial hoteliers have mysterious scars under their collars, Chinese businessmen looking to invest in scrap metal are led to gigantic scrapyards of abandoned bicycles, genial old soldiers are headhunted for brutal war crimes and young Sinhalese men pine after Tamil girls whose brothers, in another time, died by their hands. In this collection of linked stories, Vasantha drives across the beautiful but scarred landscape of his home island, lingering on the periphery of his passengers' varied stories. Though he keeps his own counsel and remains stoically in the background, he cannot help but reveal a little something of his own story too
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Gunesekera, Romesh
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Sri Lanka
Target audience
adult
Label
Noon tide toll, Romesh Gunesekera
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Full tank -- Folly -- Mess -- Deadhouse -- Scrap -- Roadkill -- Renewals
Control code
000053155251
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 237 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781783780150
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Noon tide toll, Romesh Gunesekera
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
Full tank -- Folly -- Mess -- Deadhouse -- Scrap -- Roadkill -- Renewals
Control code
000053155251
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 237 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781783780150
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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