43-year-old Ria is used to being alone. All her life, she has struggled to form a meaningful relationship with any man. Her existence is a solitary one – until she discovers the swimmer. It is midnight when she first sees him, across the river. His name is Ben and he is a Sri Lankan doctor, awaiting a decision from the Home Office on his asylum application. He is also 18 years Ria's junior but despite this, their friendship steadily grows. At first, she resists anything more than his companionship, but in the long summer days that follow they are irresistibly drawn to each other. Then tragedy strikes, and in an act of violence Ria's life is changed forever.
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Roma Tearne fled Sri Lanka at the age of ten, travelling to Britain where she has spent most of her life. She gained her Master's degree at the Ruskin Shool of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford, and was Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. She was recently awarded a fellowship in the visual arts by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Great Britain. She lives and works in Oxford.Review:
Praise for Brixton Beach: 'Tearne at her lyrical best. A heartfelt and timely lament for the Sri Lankan tragedy' Chris Cleave, author of 'The Other Hand' 'Rich and satisfying' The Times 'An ambitious, lyrical novel, distinguished by its refusal to offer false consolation' Times Literary Supplement 'Richly characterised, elegantly modulated and deeply moving' Daily Mail 'A vividly sensitive writer' Independent 'Three remarkable novels' Guardian Praise for Mosquito and Bone China: 'The prose is as polished and pictorial as an intricate piece of china' Independent on Sunday 'One of those rich, nourishing family sagas that seizes the imagination.' The Times 'Mosquito...announced a fresh lyrical talent' Guardian 'Readers of this novel cannot fail to be moved' Spectator
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