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... two more of his sons had married and gone away, the other had been crippled
by a fall from a palmyrah tree (the story was that he drank the toddy even as he
tapped the tree, a job which he should have left to the low-castes anyway).
Suddenly she left the lane and turned into a thicket of palmyrah trees, and he was
hard pressed to follow her. When he emerged from the wood, she was gone, but
before him lay the mud- houses of the nalava settlement. He could go no ...
I liked to think they got the smell of kool in the air, but Leela pointed out more
prosaically that everyone knew who had been to market that morning to buy the '
kool things' - the palmyrah flour out of which the 'soup' was made and the
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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