Eastern Waves, Western Shores
Eastern Waves, Western Shores is a novel based on the life of a Sri Lankan woman who comes to study in England and then moves back to Sri Lanka and struggles fitting back in. The expectation of the elders, of society in general, cultural norms and the demands on a modern day career woman overwhelm her. She is torn between her loyalty to her family and the dreams she has for herself. It is a book about a looming arranged marriage, the yearning of young woman to fall in love hopefully with someone that is acceptable to her and her family, to live away from the family feuds and land disputes, away from the "dictatorship" of elders vs her duties towards them. Even after following her heart and her dreams she feels tormented sometimes and seeks an equilibrium in America.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ngunapal - LibraryThing
An absorbing read that reveals the unique account of a young woman born and grew up in Sri Lanka in the country’s “Kandyan” and Buddhist background who finally ended up in the United States to make a ... Read full review