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Noontide toll / Romesh Gunesekera.

Gunesekera, Romesh (author.).
Book Book (2014.)
Description: x, 237 pages ; 22 cm
Publisher: New York ; The New Press, 2014.
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  • ISBN: 1620970201 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781620970201 (hardback)
Summary: "The driver's job is to stay in control behind the wheel and that is all. The past is what you leave as you go. There is nothing more to it. Vasantha retired early, bought himself a van with his savings, and now works as a driver for hire. As he drives through Sri Lanka, carrying aid workers, businessmen and families, meeting lonely soldiers and eager hoteliers, he engages them with self-deprecating wit and folksy wisdom, and reveals for us their uncertain, difficult lives. On his journey from the army camps in northern Jaffna to the moonlit ramparts of Galle, in the south, he begins to discover the depth of the problems of the past--his own and his country's--and the promise the future might hold. From the writer praised by The Guardian for the "vivid originality" of his vision, here is a wonderful collection--perceptive, somber, finely tuned--which draws a potent portrait of postwar Sri Lanka and the ghosts of civil war"--
Alternate Title: Noon tide toll
Citation: Gunesekera, Romesh. "Noontide toll." New York ; The New Press, 2014.
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