ISBN 9780143422808,On Sal Mal Lane

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Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780143422808

ISBN-10 0143422804


Number of Pages 408 Pages
Language (English)

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Sri Lanka, 1979. The Herath family has just moved to Sal Mal Lane, a quiet street disturbed only by the cries of the children whose families that live there. As the neighbors adapt to the newcomers in different ways, the children fill their days with cricket matches, romantic crushes and small rivalries. Their innocence contrasts sharply with the petty prejudices of the adults charged with their care. But the tremors of civil war are mounting and it is only a matter of time before the conflict engulfs them all and the sleepy neighborhood erupts in violence. Tender and heartbreaking, On Sal Mal Lane is an evocative story of what was lost to a country and its people.