Fiction Romesh Gunesekera Monkfish Moon

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Monkfish Moon

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A Sri Lankan, Romesh Gunesekera grew up in surroundings of natural beauty but in a society disoriented by sudden savage acts of terrorism and the constant threat of civil war. In these stories he reveals lives shaped by the exotic, brutal country of his birth.

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Romesh Gunesekera is the author of Monkfish Moon, Reef, The Sandglass, The Match, and Noontide Toll (all published by The New Press). He grew up in Sri Lanka and the Philippines and now lives in London.

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Close to Chekhov in tone. . . Gunesekera's writing works by implication, making words and images mean more than they actually say. . . The characters are real, living, breathing people. . . The stories in Monkfish Moon. . . achieve real emotional depth. -- Financial Times

Graceful and grim. . . carefully civilised bulletins on barbarity's reverberations. -- London Sunday Times

Gunesekera's subtly erotic prose animates Sri Lanka's natural luxuriance, veined with menace. -- Voice Literary Supplement

Nine stories, each intricately tuned and carefully turned. Gunesekera's language has a simple surface--he excels in the pithy sentence serving the apparently practical purpose. But the simplicity is deceptive, his observation as close as the stare of a voyeur. -- Independent

These stories display Mr. Gunesekera's knowledge of his homeland. . . in an unexpected, even wonderful way. -- Atlanta Journal

[An] impressive first book. . . The delicate firmness with which Gunesekera portrays the dilemmas of living in a spoiled paradise gives this collection a haunting, eye-opening quality. -- Observer

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