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Reverse a family tree and branches of blood are whittled down to one person – in this case, the young female narrator, Yalini – composed of all the women and men who came before her; the result of many marriages. Parents want nothing more than to prevent their children from colliding with inevitability: that in a different world, there is a different kind of marriage. Yet Tamil and Sinhalese parents – particularly after the great ethnic violence in Sri Lanka in 1983 – watch helplessly as their children cut themselves free of the need to please their ancestors.
V. V. Ganeshananthan ist eine amerikanische Journalistin. Sowohl viele ihrer Artikel als auch ihr bisher einziger Roman befassen sich mit Sri Lanka. “Innovative…this is an amibtious family drama about an underreported part of the world, filled with well-shaded characters (and) gorgeous flourish…Buy it” (NEW YORK MAGAZINE) (27 Rezensionen / 3,8 Sterne), 324 Seiten noch günstig?