Island of a Thousand Mirrors

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Hachette India, Feb 10, 2013 - Fiction - 232 pages
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‘Below me the island glistens verdant green. I imagine what it holds. Such things of horror and exhilaration as are seldom gathered together... I turn my head from the window as fear and liberation beat in equal measures through my bloodstream.’ Straddling opposite sides of the long and brutal civil war in Sri Lanka, two girls – one Sinhala, the other Tamil – navigate their histories, sibling rivalries and adolescent heartbreaks, the burdens of exile and belonging, and the harsh demands of survival. Written in stirring prose that evokes the beauty of the island country and the bloodshed that has destroyed it, Nayomi Munaweera’s debut novel is a haunting tale of lives distorted by terrible violence.'

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From a loving and well-to-do family that belongs to Sri Lanka's dominant Sinhala ethnic group, Yasodhara leads a contented life until civil war explodes and her family flees to Los Angeles. Meanwhile ... Read full review

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NAYOMI MUNAWEERA was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in Nigeria. She emigrated to the United States in her early teens. She lives in Oakland, California. Island of a Thousand Mirrors is her first novel. For more information on the author, please visit'

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