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Beach at Galle Road, The : Stories

Luloff, Joanna

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ISBN 10: 1565129210 / ISBN 13: 9781565129214
Published by Algonquin Books 2012-10-02, US, 2012
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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279 pages. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on half title page and SIGNED on title page. Clean, tight copy. Record # 464154. Bookseller Inventory # 464154

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Title: Beach at Galle Road, The : Stories

Publisher: Algonquin Books 2012-10-02, US

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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When rumors of civil war between the ruling Sinhalese and the Tamils in the northern sector of Sri Lanka reach those who live in the south, somehow it seems not to be happening in their own country. At least not until Janaki's sister, Lakshmi--now a refugee whose husband has disappeared--comes back to live with her family. And when Sam, an American Peace Corps worker who boards with Janaki's family, falls in love with one of his students, a young girl from the north, he, too, becomes acutely aware of the dangers that exist for any- one who gets drawn into the conflict, however marginally.

Skillfully weaving together the stories of these and other intersecting lives, The Beach at Galle Road explores themes of memory and identity amid the consequences of the Sri Lankan civil war. From different points of view, across generations and geographies, it pits the destructive power of war against the resilient power of family, individual will, and the act of storytelling itself.

About the Author:

Joanna Luloff is the author of a story collection, The Beach at Galle Road, a Barnes & Noble Discover selection. She lives in Denver, where she teaches at the University of Colorado.

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