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was very happy ; he grew fat upon the good prison food . Only once was the
monotony of the days broken for him . He was watching a group of prisoners , in
their blue and white striped prison clothes ; they all looked almost exactly alike .
It brought no comfort to her ; he had been taken out of her life , she would never
see him again ; did it matter whether he was dead or in prison ? She waited
month after month . Her first feelings of fear were lost in the perpetual sense of ...
1 The old man turned his head very slowly and looked up at the prison . The sun
beat down upon his face , which seemed to have been battered and pinched and
folded and lined by age and misery . His eyes wandered from the prison to one ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
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