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They say , too , that he will come this way next month . " There was a short silence
, and then Babehami continued : " It is five months , Silindu , since I told you to
take a permit for your gun , and you have not done so yet . The time to pay three ...
She did not and could not count the passing of time : a week was only some days
to her , and six months only many months ; but she waited , watching the passage
of time , vaguely but continuously , for the day when Babun should return .
He was sent there many months ago . They sent him there for six months . It was
a false case . The six months have passed now , but he has not returned to the
village . I have come to ask about him here - a long way . I am tired , father , tired
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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