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But these were not the only things that kept the village so vividly in my
consciousness. It was with us in everyday, material things too: in the clothes we
could not afford and the food we had to husband and in the one quarrel between
my parents ...
Did we even know there was such a thing? Indeed, we had heard of the raggle-
taggle army of landless squatters and labourers who called themselves the
Sinhala Patriots and vowed to rid the ancient Sinhalese capital of Polannaruwa
Yogi's things were still there as he had left them all those years ago, the books on
the floor, a cricket bat in the corner, the things so suddenly abandoned, and the
legend 'Happy Birthday Son' chalked across the door. Chitra had probably left it ...
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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