Chinaman

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Vintage Books, 2012 - Cricket players - 397 pages
6 Reviews
"Retired sportswriter WG Karunasena is dying. He will spend his final months drinking arrack, making his wife unhappy, ignoring his son and tracking down Pradeep S. Mathew, a spin bowler who has mysteriously disappeared and who WG considers the greatest cricketer to walk the earth . n his quest to find this unsung genius, WG uncovers 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. Ambitious, playful and strikingly original, Chinaman is a novel about cricket and Sri Lanka and the story of modern day Sri Lanka through its most cherished sport. Hailed by the Gratiaen Prize judges as one of the most imaginative works of contemporary Sri Lankan fiction, it is an astounding book."

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User Review  - salvadesswaran - LibraryThing

Brilliant. Bloody brilliant. This is one of the best cricket books I've read, up there with Cardus and the likes. More than cricket, brings out the soul of Sri Lankan life. Read full review

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User Review  - kaipakartik - LibraryThing

Enjoyed this book a lot. Hilarious and an unusually melancholic look at cricket. Its filled with booze, loose women and a lot of great insights into the game that make cricket what it is. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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

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