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I had hated the idea of going back there (it was a pity that it was not my
grandmother who had had a stroke, I thought wickedly, and then punished myself
by stubbing my toe for thinking such wicked thoughts), and I had got Uncle
Gnanam to ...
J know all about your doings.' ('Playings' is how it came across in Tamil.) 'What
doings?' I asked, affecting innocence. 'Ah, ha. You thought I didn't know. Just
because I am in the kitchen all day long, you think I don't know what's going on in
And the more he thought about it, the more he wanted to immolate himself in her,
and the thought rose in him like a desire and caught him like a sob. He rose from
the porch and went in to her. She took him in, avidly, generously, with no ...
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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