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[Epub] ↠ The Story of a Brief Marriage Author Anuk Arudpragasam – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us

The Story of a Brief Marriage Two And A Half Decades Into A Devastating Civil War, Sri Lanka S Tamil Minority Is Pushed Inexorably Towards The Coast By The Advancing Army Amongst The Evacuees Is Dinesh, Whose World Has Contracted To A Makeshift Camp Where Time Is Measured By The Shells That Fall Around Him Like Clockwork Alienated From Family, Home, Language, And Body, He Exists In A State Of Mute Acceptance, Numb To The Violence Around Him, Till He Is Approached One Morning By An Old Man Who Makes An Unexpected Proposal That Dinesh Marry His Daughter, Ganga Marriage, In This World, Is An Attempt At Safety, Like The Beached Fishing Boat Under Which Dinesh Huddles During The Bombings As A Couple, They Would Be Less Likely To Be Conscripted To Fight For The Rebels, And Less Likely To Be Abused In The Case Of An Army Victory Thrust Into This Situation Of Strange Intimacy And Dependence, Dinesh And Ganga Try To Come To Terms With Everything That Has Happened, Hesitantly Attempting To Awaken To Themselves And To One Another Before The War Closes Over Them Once.Anuk Arudpragasam S The Story Of A Brief Marriage Is A Feat Of Extraordinary Sensitivity And Imagination, A Meditation On The Fundamental Elements Of Human Existence Eating, Sleeping, Washing, Touching, Speaking That Give Us Direction And Purpose, Even As The World Around Us Collapses Set Over The Course Of A Single Day And Night, This Unflinching Debut Confronts Marriage And War, Life And Death, Bestowing On Its Subjects The Highest Dignity, However Briefly.

[Epub] ↠ The Story of a Brief Marriage  Author Anuk Arudpragasam – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us
  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • The Story of a Brief Marriage
  • Anuk Arudpragasam
  • English
  • 08 April 2018
  • 1250072409

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ↠ The Story of a Brief Marriage Author Anuk Arudpragasam – Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us


  1. says:

    This probably wasn t the best choice for a beach read as the novel takes place over 24 hours in a refugee camp during Sri Lanka s Civil War It s a testament to the writing that despite the sand and splashing, and despite the fact that I couldn t locate Sri Lanka on a map, I was completely drawn into this book.Be warned if you don t want four pages devoted to the description of nail trimming and bathing, this is not the book for you The author ...


  2. says:

    It took me a month to read this book Writing a review for it makes you want to pull out your Thesaurus and find all the synonyms for bleak But the word that came to me as I read the first chapter was visceral And that is the word I m going to stick with, though there are many other words you could use to describe it You do not read a book set in a war torn country refugee camp and expect happiness and light It will not be that kind of book And yet there is something about this story th It took me a month to read this book Writing a review for it makes you want to pull out your Thesaurus and find all the synonyms for bleak But the word that came to me as I read the first chapter was visceral And that is the word I m going to stick with, though there are many other words you could use to describe...


  3. says:

    It took me about a month to read this book The writing is so simple and precise, yet the experience is so vivid and visceral that it feels like magic I do a lot of reading before bed and this book would transport me and leave me exhausted, but not ready to sleep Set in a Sri Lankan refugee camp, it f...


  4. says:

    Living Perhaps people simply had no choice Perhaps they had to keep moving, to get up in the morning, and to go on until evening Breathing was not a choice or habit after all, it was not something you could start or stop at will The atmosphere entered the body of its own accord, and in the same way it took its leave, from the first breath...


  5. says:

    the review first appeared in The Hindu Business Line s Saturday supplement BLinkThe persistence of the bodyThe final leg of the Sri Lankan civil war provides the setting for Anuk Arudpragasam s debut novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage The protagonist, a Tamil youth named Dinesh, is trapped, like thousands of other Tamil evacuees, between the battle lines and the sea A stoic narrator accesses Dinesh s inner life In the terminal world presented to us, it is understandably difficult to find th the review first appeared in The Hindu Business Line s Saturday supplement BLinkThe persistence of the bodyThe final leg of the Sri Lankan civil war provides the setting for Anuk Arudpragasam s debut novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage The protagonist, a Tamil youth named Dinesh, is trapped, like thousands of other Tamil evacuees, between the battle lines and the sea A stoic narrator accesses Dine...


  6. says:

    This book is overwhelming, in every way possible From the first sentence Most children have two whole legs and two whole arms but this little six year old that Dinesh was carrying had already lost one leg, the right one from the lower thigh down, and was now about to lose his right arm to the last, it is simply captivating and heartbreaking and it gave me all the feels Given the title, you know going in to it how the story will end, or rather that this isn t going to be a tale of happine This book is overwhelming, in every way possible From t...


  7. says:

    Why this Book Recommended by Girish and urged on by Sharadha.I started the Book, felt disgusted and nauseous in initial two pages, was about to give it up when Sharadha said she is at 25% and it is good.Continued reading and was drawn into civil war ravaged life of Dinesh, a representative of the innocent citizens who are the ones whose lives get irrevocably damaged or changed by war.The author dissects Dinesh s single day , minute by minute and takes us into the intricacies of his surroundin Why this Book Recommended by Girish and urged on by Sharadha.I started the Book, felt disgusted and nauseous in initial two pages, was about to give it up when Sharadha said she is at 25% and it is good.Continued reading and was drawn into civil war ravaged life of Dinesh, a representative of the innocent citizens who are the ones whose lives get irrevocably damaged or changed by war.The author dissects Dinesh s single day , minute by minute and takes us into the intricacies of his surroundings as well as his mental makeup.I pitied and sympathised with Dinesh saw him collecting relics, eating rice grain by grain with great enjoyment, learning to accept things and people in his life , get married, reconcile to his new life...


  8. says:

    Recently I saw a quote by Virginia Woolf, from A Room of One s Own, about novels with integrity, and I realised it could also work as an accurate description of this book This book affords its characters, especially the main character Dinesh through whom we see this war ravaged slice of world, dignity I think there is an ethics to this careful, precise, philosophical writing That anyone who writes like this must consistently value the moral in process of creation and the responsibility that c Recently I saw a quote by Virginia Woolf, from A Room of O...


  9. says:

    Definitely a hard book to read, but well worth it Set during the civil war of Sri Lanka, this book covers twenty four hours in the life of Dinesh, one of thousands of refugees fleeing the violence and devastation of...


  10. says:

    Happiness and sadness are for people who can control what happens to them After reading this one, I found it really hard to channelize my thoughts and feelings about it These are pages filled with wonderings of a man s mind under horrors of war Dinesh, one of the evacuees in Sri Lankan Civil war who had lost his family and belongings is being approached by a man with a marriage proposal In a situation where no one can control events of the day leave alone thinking about future, Dinesh and GaHappiness and sadness are for people who can control what happens to them After reading this one, I found it really hard to channelize my thoughts and feelings about it These are pages filled with wonderings of a man s mind under horrors of war Dinesh, one of the evacuees in Sri Lankan Civil war who had lost his family and belongings is being approached by a man with a marriage proposal In a situation where no one can control events of the day leave alone thinking about future, Dinesh an...

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