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The Resource Island of a thousand mirrors, Nayomi Munaweera

Island of a thousand mirrors, Nayomi Munaweera

Label
Island of a thousand mirrors
Title
Island of a thousand mirrors
Statement of responsibility
Nayomi Munaweera
Title variation
Island of a 1000 mirrors
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a child in idyllic Colombo, Yasodhara's and her siblings' lives are shaped by social hierarchies, their parents' ambitions, teenage love and, subtly, the differences between Tamil and Sinhala people; but the peace is shattered by the tragedies of war. Yasodhara's family escapes to Los Angeles. But Yasodhara's life has already become intertwined with a young Tamil girl's... Saraswathie is living in the active war zone of Sri Lanka, and hopes to become a teacher. But her dreams for the future are abruptly stamped out when she is arrested by a group of Sinhala soldiers and pulled into the very heart of the conflict that she has tried so hard to avoid - a conflict that, eventually, will connect her and Yasodhara in unexpected ways. In the tradition of Anil's Ghost and The God of Small Things, Nayomi Munaweera's Island of a Thousand Mirrors is an emotionally resonant saga of cultural heritage, heartbreaking conflict and deep family bonds. Narrated in two unforgettably authentic voices and spanning the entirety of the decades-long civil war, it offers an unparalleled portrait of a beautiful land during its most difficult moment by a spellbinding new literary talent who promises tremendous things to come"--
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Munaweera, Nayomi
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9440.9.M865
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Families
  • Tamil (Indic people)
  • Sinhalese (Sri Lankan people)
  • Ethnic conflict
Label
Island of a thousand mirrors, Nayomi Munaweera
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky259982715
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781250043931
Lccn
2014016826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
map, genealogical tables
Label
Island of a thousand mirrors, Nayomi Munaweera
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky259982715
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781250043931
Lccn
2014016826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
map, genealogical tables

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