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“I think we should be grateful to fate that we’ve emerged safely from these adventures- both from the real ones and from those we dreamed about.” “Are you quite sure of that?” he asked “As sure as I am of… Continue Reading →

The story of a brief marriage

Anuk Arudpragasam’s debut novel set during Sri Lanka’s Civil War is nothing short of a literary masterpiece. It took me longer to get through it for two reasons; firstly a slow paced story delving into Dinesh’s (the main protagonist living in… Continue Reading →

"Another time, Michael might have felt annoyed by this rouged and lipsticked version of the truth. Such concern for the looks of things, even within the family! But today, he was touched. It occurred to him that his wife had amazing reserves of strength, that women like Pauline were the ones who kept the planet spinning."-Anne Tyer, The Amateur Marriage

“Another time, Michael might have felt annoyed by this rouged and lipsticked version of the truth. Such concern for the looks of things, even within the family! But today, he was touched. It occurred to him that his wife had… Continue Reading →

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