ISBN 9788178370026,Ganesha



Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co


ISBN 9788178370026

ISBN-10 8178370026


Language (English)

ELT literature & fiction readers

Written In The Last Months Of The Sri Lankan Civil War, Serendipity Is A Valuable Appraisal Of Contemporary History As Well As A Good Read. Shifting Between London And Sri Lanka And Set In The 1980S, When The Twenty- Six-Year Civil War In Sri Lanka Had Only Just Begun, Serendipity Is Part Satire, Part Thriller, Part Comedy Of Manners. Piyumi Segarajasingham, Young London Barrister, Half-Tamil, Half-Sinhalese, Returns To Sri Lanka To Take Charge Of Her Family'S Share Of The Inheritance. She Wants To Keep Her Share Of It, The Servants' Quarters Of The House Called Serendipity, In Colombo'S Colonial Quarter, Cinnamon Gardens. But This Will Devalue The Rest Of The House That Her Relatives Are So Keen In Sell. In Sri Lanka, Piyumi Meets A Motley Assortment Of Characters. The Pivotal Question Will The Young Lovers Piyumi And Marek, The Stranger She Met In London, Ever Get Together? Is Shrouded By Twists And Turns In The Plot And Memorable Characters, Who Ferrey Fixes With Merciless Wit And Pin-Sharp Accuracy. Ferrey'S Lightness Of Touch And Ability To Create Humour Out Of The Ordinary Is Peerless; He Is A Forerunner In This Tradition In Contemporary Sri Lankan Fiction In English. About The Author Born In Colombo, Raised In East Africa, Educated At A Benedictine Monastery In The Wilds Of Sussex, Ashok Ferrey Read Pure Maths At Christ Church Oxford, Ending Up (Naturally) In Brixton, Converting Victorian Houses During The Thatcher Years. He Describes Himself As A Failed Builder, Indifferent Mathematician, Barman And Personal Trainer To The Rich And Infamous. His Earlier Colpetty People And The Good Little Ceylonese Girl As Well As Serendipity Were Shortlisted For The Gratiaen Prize, Sri Lanka'S Premier Literary Award. Today Ferrey Continues To Design Houses, And Is A Guest Lecturer At The Sri Lanka Institute Of Architecture. His Hobbies Include Pushing The Car When It'S Out Of Petrol And De-Ticking The Dogs. Oh, And Vegetable Shopping At Raheema'S.