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His wife (he had married his friend from the university days) opened the door to
me and, after an exchange of pleasantries, went to fetch Lal from a neighbour's
house. I picked up a copy of the Samasamajist from the table and sat down to
But they were not married ... oh God . . . no . . . How could she? The whore ... no
wonder she had turned me down . . . couldn't face herself. . . couldn't face me ... 'I
can't', she had said. The shame of it . . . the stigma . . . what she must have gone ...
'Will you marry me?' She looked deep into my eyes for a while and answered, '
Yes.' 7 E were married on the Buddhist and Hindu New Year's Day in April 1955,
at the Registrar's Office in Anuradhapura. Only Lal and the Pathiranas, Sena's ...
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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