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His sons and daughters are married now in that village, and have children. They
are rich: it is a good village: rain falls there, and there are cocoanut lands, and
paddy grows. The village spreads and prospers, and the headman is a rich man.
daughter said, 'I will do as you think best, Appochchi.” Do you understand now,
Arachchi?” Silindu stopped. The Arachchi had been watching him narrowly. He
began to understand the drift of Silindu's incoherent words. But he still felt uneasy
daughter,. a. daughter-in-law,. and. a. grandchild. They had tried to help Punchi
Menika by letting her work in their chenas, and by giving her a share in the
meagre crop. They struggled hard against the fate that hung over them, clinging
to the ...
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Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
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Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review