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Funny Boy: A Novel in Six Stories

Selvadurai, Shyam

ISBN 10: 0099459213 / 0-09-945921-3
ISBN 13: 9780099459217
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Softcover
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In the world of his large family, affluent Tamils living in Colombo, Arjie is an oddity, a 'funny boy' who prefers dressing as a girl to playing cricket with his brother. In FUNNY BOY we follow the life of the family through Arjie's eyes, as he comes to terms both with his own homo-sexuality and with the racism of the society in which he lives. In the north of Sri Lanka there is a war going on between the army and the Tamil Tigers, and gradually it begins to encroach on the family's comfortable life. Sporadic acts of violence flare into full scale riots and lead, ultimately, to tragedy. Written in clear, simple prose, Syam Selvadurai's first novel is masterly in its mingling of the personal and political.

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In this remarkable debut novel, a boy?s bittersweet passage to maturity and sexual awakening is set against escalating political tensions in Sri Lanka, during the seven years leading up to the 1983 riots. Arjie Chelvaratnam is a Tamil boy growing up in an extended family in Colombo. It is through his eyes that the story unfolds and we meet a delightful, sometimes eccentric cast of characters. Arjie?s journey from the luminous simplicity of childhood days into the more intricately shaded world of adults ? with its secrets, its injustices, and its capacity for violence ? is a memorable one, as time and time again the true longings of the human heart are held against the way things are.

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This dazzling debut novel portrays a Tamil boy's bittersweet discovery of his own homosexuality and the intricate, shaded world of adults. Set in Sri Lanka, the story of Arjie's complex coming of age takes place amid the political turmoil that led to the 1983 Colombo riots.

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