Noontide Toll

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Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
New Press
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781620970201

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About the Author

Romesh Gunesekera is the author of eight highly acclaimed works, including "Reef," which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and "The Guardian" Fiction Prize; "The Sandglass," winner of the BBC Asia Award; "The Match"; and a collection of stories, "Monkfish Moon" (all available from The New Press). He lives in London.

Reviews

Praise for Romesh Gunesekera's previous books:
"Not a word is wasted or a detail extraneous in the clenched, explosive vignettes Mr. Gunesekera strings together."
Pico Iyer, "The Wall Street Journal"
"The book is an elegant balancing act and a pleasure to read. [Gunesekera s] snapshots capture the island s terrors and its treasures, and give you an insider s view of the many outsiders drawn to this troubled nation."
"The Guardian"
"[Noontide Toll] will draw a new generation of readers to this most sympathetic of writers, graced with a poet s vision as well as an abiding sense of justice."
"The Irish Times"
"It s one of the trickiest acts to pull off, the turning of political comment or observation into a believable, character-driven novel, but Gunesekera manages it beautifully."
"Sunday Herald"
"These stories have all the beauty and poignance of graveyard flowers. Out of the blasted landscape of war, the explosion of language. This is Romesh Gunesekera at his lyrical best. Vasantha is a great listener and observer of life s ironies; his excursions into civil warland take him into a living history mined with guilt, hope, brutality, and love."
Amitava Kumar, author of "Husband of a Fanatic"
"In a postwar Sri Lanka convulsed by its wounds and scars, Vasantha, the protagonist in this remarkable collection of linked stories, provides the perfect compassionate guide."
Shyam Selvadurai, author of "Funny Boy"
""Monkfish Moon" strikes the reader like a hammer blowGunesekera s subtly erotic prose animates Sri Lanka s natural luxuriance, veined with menace."
"Voice Literary Supplement"
"Revelatory and unique."
"The New Yorker"
"Full of the uncertain sadness of exiles and dreamersGunesekera s characters become memorable emblems of solitude and despair."
"Vogue"
"An enchanting, endlessly funny and affecting noveltruly exquisite."
"San Francisco Chronicle"
"A sensuous feast of delight, incessantly pleasurable to readA book to be slowly savoured, page by page."
"The Times" (London)
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Praise for Romesh Gunesekera's previous books:

"Not a word is wasted or a detail extraneous in the clenched, explosive vignettes Mr. Gunesekera strings together."
--Pico Iyer, The Wall Street Journal

"The book is an elegant balancing act and a pleasure to read. [Gunesekera's] snapshots capture the island's terrors and its treasures, and give you an insider's view of the many outsiders drawn to this troubled nation."
--The Guardian

"[Noontide Toll] will draw a new generation of readers to this most sympathetic of writers, graced with a poet's vision as well as an abiding sense of justice."
--The Irish Times

"It's one of the trickiest acts to pull off, the turning of political comment or observation into a believable, character-driven novel, but Gunesekera manages it beautifully."
--Sunday Herald

"These stories have all the beauty and poignance of graveyard flowers. Out of the blasted landscape of war, the explosion of language. This is Romesh Gunesekera at his lyrical best. Vasantha is a great listener and observer of life's ironies; his excursions into civil warland take him into a living history mined with guilt, hope, brutality, and love."
--Amitava Kumar, author of Husband of a Fanatic

"In a postwar Sri Lanka convulsed by its wounds and scars, Vasantha, the protagonist in this remarkable collection of linked stories, provides the perfect compassionate guide."
--Shyam Selvadurai, author of Funny Boy

"Monkfish Moon strikes the reader like a hammer blow...Gunesekera's subtly erotic prose animates Sri Lanka's natural luxuriance, veined with menace."
--Voice Literary Supplement

"Revelatory and unique."
--The New Yorker

"Full of the uncertain sadness of exiles and dreamers...Gunesekera's characters become memorable emblems of solitude and despair."
--Vogue

"An enchanting, endlessly funny and affecting novel--truly exquisite."
--San Francisco Chronicle

"A sensuous feast of delight, incessantly pleasurable to read...A book to be slowly savoured, page by page."
--The Times (London)