Chinaman

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Vintage Books, Apr 1, 2012 - Cricket players - 397 pages
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Where is Pradeep S. Mathew - spin bowler extraordinaire and 'the greatest cricketer to walk the earth'?

Retired sportswriter W. G. Karunasena is dying, and he wants to know.

W.G. will spend his final months drinking arrack, making his wife unhappy, ignoring his son and tracking down the mysterious Pradeep. On his quest he will also uncover a coach with six fingers, a secret bunker below a famous stadium, a Tamil Tiger warlord, and startling truths about Sri Lanka, cricket and himself.

Winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.

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User Review  - Carl - Goodreads

Enjoyable read. Even if you're not into cricket the writing is witty and I laughed out loud a couple of times. Great characters. Would advise that you don;t bother trying to decipher the Sri Lankan names! Also emotional in parts. Almost scored it a 4......almost. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Shehan Karunatilaka has written advertisements, rock songs, travel stories and basslines. Chinaman is his first novel.

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