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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 2 She waited
month after month. Her first feelings of fear were lost in the perpetual sense of ...
And as each day passed without bringing him, she tried to reckon whether the six
months had really gone. She talked it over with the other villagers. Some said it
was five months, others seven months since the conviction. They discussed it for
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 of all this.
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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