The MGR Murder Trail

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Penguin UK, Nov 1, 2014 - Fiction - 320 pages
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A powerful and gripping collection of stories about the darkest years in Sri Lankan history A young man confesses to a bizarre crime. A girl is hailed as a miracle worker when she makes a desperate appeal to God. A seaside town is plagued by mysterious thefts. The death of a whore triggers a lifelong obsession in a teenage boy. A refugee returns to Sri Lanka to find a country engulfed in a living nightmare. In these vivid and inventive tales, Shobasakthi gives shape to the unspeakable violence, fear and trauma unleashed during the years of Sri Lanka’s civil war and its aftermath. By turns visceral, moving and shocking, The MGR Murder Trial ably conjures the horrors suffered by a silenced people.

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