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'To become a doctor.' Vijay was taken aback. The girl's English wasn't very good,
and she spoke it with a Tamil accent, but with the old man she had spoken fluent
Sinhala. Vijay took her for a receptionist or a clerk, just out of school, and was ...
And then she saw Lal's stethoscope glinting on his chest and began to shout
again, 'get him out, get him out, he's a doctor, he wants to put his hand in there,
they all want to put their hands in there, put everything in there, at my age, when
'Are you all right, doctor?' he burst out even before Lal could get the door open. '
Are you? What's the plaster on your head?' 'Don't fuss Ruben. Sit down and I'll
get Edwin to make you a cup of tea.' 'No, no, I must go back and clean up. Just tell
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WHEN MEMORY DIESUser Review - Kirkus
First published in Britain, a novel that movingly details how three generations of idealists try to find meaning and purpose as their country, Sri Lanka, becomes another killing field. The author ... Read full review