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Author(s): Shehan Karunatilaka

Location(s): Sri Lanka

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1990s onwards



Ambitious, playful and strikingly original, Chinaman is a novel about cricket and Sri Lanka – and the story of modern day Sri Lanka through its most cherished sport. Hailed by the Gratiaen Prize judges as ‘one of the most imaginative works of contemporary Sri Lankan fiction’, it is an astounding book.

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`this is the only bit of cricket fiction I have read that has serious ambitions and that carries real weight … a mixture of, say, CLR James, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Fernando Pessoa and Sri...

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