A Passage North

ISBN 9780593446782

Pris: 149:-

A Passage North begins with a message from out of the blue: a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmothers caretaker, Rani, has died under unexpected circumstancesfound at the bottom of a well in her village in the north, her neck broken by the fall. The news arrives on the heels of an email from Anjum, an impassioned yet aloof activist Krishnan fell in love with years before while living in Delhi, stirring old memories and desires from a world he left behind.

As Krishan makes the long journey by train from Colombo into the war-torn Northern Province for Ranis funeral, so begins an astonishing passage into the innermost reaches of a country. At once a powerful meditation on absence and longing, as well as an unsparing account of the legacy of Sri Lankas thirty-year civil war, this procession to a pyre at the end of the earth lays bare the imprints of an islands past, the unattainable distances between who we are and what we seek.

Written with precision and grace, Anuk Arudpragasams masterful novel is an attempt to come to terms with life in the wake of devastation, and a poignant memorial for those lost and those still alive.

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A Passage North

ISBN 9780593446782

Pris: 149:-

A Passage North begins with a message from out of the blue: a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmothers caretaker, Rani, has died under unexpected circumstancesfound at the bottom of a well in her village in the north, her neck broken by the fall. The news arrives on the heels of an email from Anjum, an impassioned yet aloof activist Krishnan fell in love with years before while living in Delhi, stirring old memories and desires from a world he left behind.

As Krishan makes the long journey by train from Colombo into the war-torn Northern Province for Ranis funeral, so begins an astonishing passage into the innermost reaches of a country. At once a powerful meditation on absence and longing, as well as an unsparing account of the legacy of Sri Lankas thirty-year civil war, this procession to a pyre at the end of the earth lays bare the imprints of an islands past, the unattainable distances between who we are and what we seek.

Written with precision and grace, Anuk Arudpragasams masterful novel is an attempt to come to terms with life in the wake of devastation, and a poignant memorial for those lost and those still alive.