Intense and Thoughtful, But I Still Have Some Reservations, Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2016, Review by: Elise Hadden, Under the Heather Books (...), On making a historic tragedy into a personal experience, Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2018. Ann Goldstein - translator, Narrated by: Cancel online anytime. There was too much left to inference, too many assumptions made by the author of what the reader (or listener) will already know or understand.
], ℗2000. Cumming's voice has a lulling quality and so, with earlier attempts, I would often fall asleep or drift away and lose large chunks of the story. Through a brilliant array of voices and perspectives, author Mohsin Hamid tells the story of one love-struck Daru Shezad who, when fired from his banking job, instantly removes himself from the ranks of Pakistan's cell-phone-toting elite and plunges into a life of drugs and crime.
And for his final chapter, Ondaatje leaves the original plot far behind, describing instead the restoration of a colossal statue of the Buddha by one of the last surviving practitioners of the Netra Mangala, the art of painting the eyes on a statue and thus bringing the dead stone to life. By: Into this maelstrom steps Anil Tissera, a young woman born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America, who returns to her homeland as a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human rights group to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island. We will send you an email as soon as this title is available. There are currently no items in your Shopping Cart.
The place is Sri Lanka, the island nation formerly known as Ceylon, off the southern tip of India, a country steeped in centuries of cultural achievement and tradition--and forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of civil war and the consequences of a country divided against itself. Choose your country's store to see books available for purchase. One September afternoon in 1999, teenagers Matthew, Zoe, and Duncan Lang are walking home from school when they discover a boy lying in a field, bloody and unconscious. Explore & listen to the "Best of the Best" narrators, Find your favorite narrators by name from A to D, Find your favorite narrators by name from E to J, Find your favorite narrators by name from K to O, Find your favorite narrators by name from P to T, Find your favorite narrators by name from U to Z, Discover the diverse voices of audiobooks, Find upcoming audiobook release announcements, Listening selections for kids & teens with age levels, Get print, digital, or gift magazine subscriptions, Everything you need to know about subscriptions, We love audiobooks!
The integrity and humanity of the main characters balances the dark political violence the novel describes. No algorithms here!
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