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              Books by Anuk Arudpragasam

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              A Passage North
               

              A Passage North (Hardback)

              By Arudpragasam, Anuk

              • RRP: $37.18
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              From a prize winning Sri Lankan author, a story of age and youth, loss and survival that builds into a magisterial reckoning with mortality.

              ISBN 9781783786947
              Publisher Granta Books
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              A Passage North

              A Passage North (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Arudpragasam, Anuk

              • RRP: $32.99
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              From a prize winning Sri Lankan author, a story of age and youth, loss and survival that builds into a magisterial reckoning with mortality.

              ISBN 9781783788989
              Released NZ 6 Oct 2021
              Publisher Granta Books
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              The Story of a Brief Marriage

              The Story of a Brief Marriage (Paperback)

              By Arudpragasam, Anuk

              • RRP: $22.99
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              An unforgettable novel set during the final days of the Sri Lankan civil war, portraying the struggle to create a human relationship when being human has become impossible.

              ISBN 9781783782383
              Released NZ 26 Jul 2017
              Publisher Granta Books
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              A Passage North: A Novel
               

              A Passage North: A Novel (Hardback)

              By Arudpragasam, Anuk

              • RRP: $57.50
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              A young man journeys into Sri Lanka's war-torn north, in this searing novel of love and the legacy of war from the award-winning author of The Story of a Brief Marriage. The closest we seem to get to the present are those brief moments we stop to consider the spaces our bodies ar...e occupying, the warmth of the sheets in which we wake, the scratched surface of the window on a train taking us somewhere else... A Passage North begins with a message out of the blue: a telephone call informing Krishan that his grandmother's caretaker, Rani, has died in unexpected circumstances--found 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 he fell in love with four years before while living in Delhi, bringing with it the stirring of distant memories and desires. As Krishan makes the long journey by train from Colombo into the war-torn Northern Province for Rani's funeral, so begins an astonishing passage into the heart of a country. At once a luminous meditation on connection and longing and a moving account of the legacy of Sri Lanka's thirty-year civil war, this procession to a pyre at the end of the earth lays bare the imprints of an island's past and the distances we bridge in ourselves and those we love. Written with precision and grace, Anuk Arudpragasam's masterful new novel is a poignant memorial for the lost and the living, an unsparing search for meaning amid tragedy.
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              ISBN 9780593230701
              Publisher Hogarth Press
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              The Story of a Brief Marriage
               

              The Story of a Brief Marriage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Arudpragasam, Anuk

              • RRP: $36.99
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              Named One of the Top 10 Novels of 2016 by The Wall Street Journal Brave...Brilliant...This is a book that makes one kneel before the elegance of the human spirit and the yearning that is at the essence of every life. --The New York Times Book Review One of the best books I have r...ead in years. --Colm ToibinTwo and a half decades into a devastating civil war, Sri Lanka's Tamil minority is pushed inexorably towards the coast by the advancing army. Amongst the evacuees is Dinesh, whose world has contracted to a makeshift camp where time is measured by the shells that fall around him like clockwork. Alienated from family, home, language, and body, he exists in a state of mute acceptance, numb to the violence around him, till he is approached one morning by an old man who makes an unexpected proposal: that Dinesh marry his daughter, Ganga. Marriage, in this world, is an attempt at safety, like the beached fishing boat under which Dinesh huddles during the bombings. As a couple, they would be less likely to be conscripted to fight for the rebels, and less likely to be abused in the case of an army victory. Thrust into this situation of strange intimacy and dependence, Dinesh and Ganga try to come to terms with everything that has happened, hesitantly attempting to awaken to themselves and to one another before the war closes over them once more.Anuk Arudpragasam's The Story of a Brief Marriage is a feat of extraordinary sensitivity and imagination, a meditation on the fundamental elements of human existence--eating, sleeping, washing, touching, speaking--that give us direction and purpose, even as the world around us collapses. Set over the course of a single day and night, this unflinching debut confronts marriage and war, life and death, bestowing on its subjects the highest dignity, however briefly.
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              ISBN 9781250075277
              Publisher Flatiron Books
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