Romesh Gunesekera Monkfish Moon

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Monkfish Moon

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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year by the acclaimed author of Reef is set in Sri Lanka, a fallen paradise where lives can quickly come crashing down. Reprint. NYT.

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Romesh Gunesekera grew up in Sri Lanka and the Philippines and now lives in London. He is the author of the novel, Reef, which was a Booker Prize finalist, and a collection of short stories, Monkfish Moon, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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Close to Chekhov in tone. . . Gunesekera's writing works by implication, making words and images mean more than they actually say. . . The characters are real, living, breathing people. . . The stories in Monkfish Moon. . . achieve real emotional depth. -- Financial Times

Graceful and grim. . . carefully civilised bulletins on barbarity's reverberations. -- London Sunday Times

Gunesekera's subtly erotic prose animates Sri Lanka's natural luxuriance, veined with menace. -- Voice Literary Supplement

Nine stories, each intricately tuned and carefully turned. Gunesekera's language has a simple surface--he excels in the pithy sentence serving the apparently practical purpose. But the simplicity is deceptive, his observation as close as the stare of a voyeur. -- Independent

These stories display Mr. Gunesekera's knowledge of his homeland. . . in an unexpected, even wonderful way. -- Atlanta Journal

[An] impressive first book. . . The delicate firmness with which Gunesekera portrays the dilemmas of living in a spoiled paradise gives this collection a haunting, eye-opening quality. -- Observer

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