All Is Burning

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Penguin Books, Jan 1, 1995 - Short stories, Sri Lankan (English) - 417 pages
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Nineteen Stories Of Rare Power From The Heart Of War-Ravaged Sri Lanka.

In These Stories Jean Arasanayagam Brings Us Voices That Are Not Normally Heard: Those Of Anonymous Men And Women Searching For Order And Reason In The Midst Of A Ruthless Civil War. While Many Succumb To The Horror Of Their Times, There Are Others Who Discover In Themselves Unexpected Reserves That Will Help Them Survive. Thus A Young Sinhala Man Turns His Back On An Aimless Upper-Class Existence And Joins A Group Of Tamil Refugees Smuggling Themselves Into Germany; A Woman Goes Out Alone To See The Scene Of A Carnage To Try And Find Her Daughter S Lover Among The Dead And Dying; A Maid Returns From The Rich Desert City Of Doha To The Green Half-Jungle Of Her Village In Northern Sri Lanka And Rediscovers Happiness Despite The Uncertain Future& In Addition To Stories About The Effects Of War And Violence, This Collection Also Explores Aspects Of Ethnicity And Individual Choice In A Multicultural Society. All Is Burning Is Truth-Telling At Its Poignant Best.

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The Journey
1
Am an Innocent Man
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Elysium
43
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