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New Press
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5.8 X 1.0 X 8.6 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Romesh Gunesekera is the author of Monkfish Moon, Reef, The Sandglass, The Match, and Noontide Toll. He grew up in Sri Lanka and the Philippines and now lives in London.


Praise for Suncatcher
"As a coming-of-age novel, Suncatcher is memorable and sometimes brilliant in its ability to map the tensions between leader and follower, the arc and trajectory of boys trying so impatiently to become men. This is also a wise and poignant portrait of a country--Ceylon before it became Sri Lanka--caught in the moment before it loses its innocence." --Financial Times "Gunesekera's prose is lush yet luminously clear, and Kairo--as he deciphers the world around him and his place in that world--is the perfect guide to the book's turbulent setting."
--Boston Globe "An enchanting novel. . . . [It] calls to mind the early chapters of Brideshead Revisited . . . [and offers a] magical evocation of a world where it seems that everything should remain as it is, while you know sadly, that it can't and won't."
--Allan Massie, The Scotsman "A gripping novel about [a] country on the brink. . . . Harking back to the 1960s in a period piece suffused with foreboding, Gunesekera captures the first rumblings of the cataclysm."
--Peter Kemp, The Sunday Times (London) "[An] engrossing coming-of-age tale. . . . Gunesekera successfully captures an adolescent's cravings for a wealthy lifestyle and the ensuing loss of innocence in the face of tumult. This will move readers." --Publishers Weekly "A lyrical and evocative portrait of a Sri Lankan boyhood friendship and the life lessons that came with it."
--Kirkus Reviews "Gunesekera's latest is an entrancing examination of how we are marked by our earliest friendships and how' even in the closest relationships' it is difficult to know if those we love are capable of loving us back."