Fiction romesh Gunesekera Reef

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Reef

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In these stories, the author reveals lives shaped by the exotic, brutal country of his birth, Sri Lanka - a country in which everyone is frightened. "Reef" is the story of love in a spoiled paradise told by Triton, who as the age of 11 escapes from his family to work as a houseboy.

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Reef is the elegant and moving story of Triton, a talented young chef so committed to pleasing his master's palate that he is oblivious to the political unrest threatening his Sri Lankan paradise. It is a personal story that parallels the larger movement of a country from a hopeful, young democracy to troubled island society. It is also a mature, poetic novel which the British press has compared to the works of James Joyce, Graham Greene, V.S. Naipaul, and Anton Chekhov. With his collection of short stories Monkfish Moon - a New York Times Notable Book of 1993 - Romesh Gunesekera quickly established himself as a leading literary voice. Reef earned universal praise from European critics and landed the young author on the short list for the 1994 Booker Prize, England's highest honor for fiction. Reef explores the entwined lives of Mr. Salgado, an aristocratic marine biologist and student of sea movements and the disappearing reef, and his houseboy, Triton, who learns to polish silver until it shines like molten sun; to mix a love cake with ten eggs, creamed butter, and fresh cadju nuts; to marinade tiger prawns; and to steam parrot fish. Through these characters and the forty years of political disintegration their country endures, Gunesekera tells the tragic, sometimes comic, story of a lost paradise and a young man coming to terms with his destiny.

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Romesh Gunesekera grew up in Sri Lanka and the Philippines and now lives in London. He is the author of the novel, Reef, which was a Booker Prize finalist, and a collection of short stories, Monkfish Moon, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

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