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“Can I make the kurakkan flower in July 2 Hold your tongue, you fool. August is
the month in which the children die. What can I do P” Then comes fever and
Silindu's evil eye, curse him, and the little ones die. Aiyol aiyo' 'Your man is right,'
last year twenty kurunies' of kurakkan,” and has a grain of it come back to our
house 2 And Silindu owes another thirty, and came but yesterday for more. And
Angohami there, who whines about her Podi Sinho, her man has had twenty-five
always about my door crying for a handful of kurakkan 2 Fool | I tell you my
brother's children in Kotegoda will bring you land, paddy land, and cocoanuts.
There is no difference between one woman and another.' “I tell you I want no
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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