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Karlinahami was a short, dark, stumpy woman, with large impassive eyes set far
apart from one another, flat broad cheeks, big breasts, and thick legs. Unlike her
brother she was always busy, sweeping the house and compound, fetching ...
Punchi Menika and Hinnihami were also unlike the other village children in
appearance. They, like Silindu, never had fever, and even in the days of greatest
scarcity Karlinahami had seen that they got food. Karlinahami was far more
careful to ...
As Karlinahami and Hinnihami were making their way slowly through the crowd,
they suddenly heard a soft voice behind them say : 'Well, mother, has not the
hospital cured your brother of his fever ?' They turned and saw the smiling face
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review