The Match

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A&C Black, Mar 19, 2007 - Fiction - 320 pages
As a teenager from Sri Lanka, Sunny liked to play cricket. But none of his new friends in Manila were remotely interested. That is until the gorgeous Tina arrived with her impeccable timing. This is a funny family story of finding home and coming home, of cricket, growing up and falling in love.

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User Review  - GraceZ - LibraryThing

Not at all what I expected, but interesting nonetheless. The whole thing felt a little numb, I guess, and it just glided along. But I liked the writing, and it's different than the kind of thing I normally read. The multi-cultural aspects were interesting. Read full review

The Match: A Novel

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A poet and a novelist whose The Reef was shortlisted for the Booker, Gunesekera tackles some soulful topics, including the effects of time and spatial relations on life, the meaning of home and family ... Read full review

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Romesh Gunesekera is the author of four novels: Reef, which was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Guardian Fiction Prize, The Sandglass, winner of the inaugural BBC Asia Award, Heaven's Edge, shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers Prize and a New York Times Notable Book, and The Match. He has also written two collections of short stories: his acclaimed debut Monkfish Moon and a bilingual limited edition book O Colleccionador de Especiarias. He grew up in Sri Lanka and the Philippines and now lives in London. He first visited Mauritius in 1998 where he discovered the beginnings of this novel.

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