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The Sandglass

The Sandglass

Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera

Location(s): Sri Lanka, London

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): early 2000s

The Sandglass tells the story of two feuding families whose lives are interlinked by the changing fortunes of postcolonial Sri Lanka. Moving back and forth between London and Sri Lanka, the novel brings to life Prins Ducal and his search for answers about his family’s past, including his father’s rise to wealth, rivalry with the Vatunas family, and a suspicious death – a mystery that further unfolds upon Prins’s arrival in London for his mother’s funeral. Re-printed by Granta in a beautiful new edition.

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