Gunesekera, Romesh 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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'A big treat - and a resulting sadness - to discover Gunesekera's magical evocation of a Sri Lanka on the brink of destruction. The ending made me cry' --Retro Reads, Daily Mail

'Gunesekera's Booker-shortlisted first novel, now reissued in this 20th-anniversary edition, remains an astute evocation of Sri Lanka as it approached a time of upheaval' --Paperback of the Week, Irish Times

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ROMESH GUNESEKERA grew up in Sri Lanka and now lives in London. His debut novel Reef was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1994 and won the Yorkshire Post First Work Prize. In 1997 he was awarded the prestigious Premio Mondello award in Italy. He is also the author of a collection of stories, Monkfish Moon, and a novel, The Sandglass, both of which are published by Granta Books.

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