By V. V. Ganeshananthan
The daughter of Sri Lankan immigrants who left their collapsing nation and married in the United States, Yalini unearths herself stuck among the traditions of her ancestors and the trap of her personal smooth international. but if she is summoned to Toronto to aid deal with her loss of life uncle, Kumaran, a former member of the militant Tamil Tigers, Yalini is pressured to work out that violence isn't a relic of the Sri Lankan prior, yet greatly part of her Western present.
While Kumaran’s family assemble round him to assert so long, Yalini strains her family’s roots–and the conflicts dealing with them as ethnic Tamils–through a chain of marriages. Now, as Kumaran’s loss of life and his daughter’s politically influenced nuptials aspect nearer, Yalini needs to come to a decision the place she stands.
Lyrical and cutting edge, V. V. Ganeshananthan’s novel brilliantly unfolds how generations of fight either shape and fractures households.
Praise for Love Marriage
“A attractive first novel. This intricately woven story, with its common issues of affection and estrangement, provides an exhilarating new voice in American literature.”
–Yiyun Li, writer of A Thousand Years of excellent Prayers
“Complex and relocating . . . a magnificent debut.”
–Daniel Alarcón, writer of Lost urban Radio
“V. V. Ganeshananthan has given us a riveting photo of the intersections of affection and battle that form us all. A debut of great ardour and wisdom.”
–Rebecca Johns, writer of Icebergs
“At its most sensible and easiest, Ganeshananthan should be profoundly relocating. She captures the soreness of exile poignantly.” --The San Francisco Chronicle
“Ganeshananthan has created a slow-burning and wonderfully written debut in Love Marriage. it really is an evocative exam of Sri Lankan cultural mores, and how one relations is laid low with love and struggle” — The monetary Times
“Poignant and authentic…. perception won into Toronto's Tamil neighborhood is a welcome bonus during this gem of a booklet by means of a tender author who's bound to current extra thought-provoking, interesting prose within the future.” --The Toronto Star
“The booklet is every now and then witty and constantly fantastically written” — The Irish Times
"Innovative….this is an bold relatives drama approximately an underreported a part of the area, choked with well-shaded characters [and] lovely flourish…Buy it." -- New York Magazine
"As if she have been stringing a necklace of vibrant beads, the writer relates the tales of Yalini's Sri Lankan forebears in lapidary folkloric narratives…What she does the following, she does fairly affectingly." -- The Boston Globe
"In spare, lyrical prose, V.V. Ganeshananthan's debut novel tells the tale of 2 Sri Lankan Tamil households over 4 generations who, regardless of civil warfare and displacement, are irrevocably joined through marriage and tradition….Powerful." -- Ms. Magazine
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