The Other One: Stories (Juniper Prize for Fiction) - download pdf or read online

By Hasanthika Sirisena

Set in Sri Lanka and the US, the 10 brief tales during this debut assortment function characters suffering to cope with the brutality of a decades-long civil warfare whereas additionally looking safety, love, and wish. The characters are scholars, accountants, infantrymen, servants. they're immigrants and strivers. they're each one compelled to make occasionally comedian, occasionally tragic, offerings. What they percentage, regardless of what they’ve persevered, is the maintaining energy of human connection.

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“All i need to understand is if you are coming? while are you bringing my sons, my family?”

She watched as a gecko, tinier than common, skittered around the a long way wall. It disappeared right into a small crack. The room used to be very popular, and he or she hadn’t grew to become at the ceiling fan in order that the family members may well keep a bit funds. She took a handkerchief from her nightstand and wiped the beads of sweat from her brow and the again of her neck.

“I can’t go away malli by myself right here. He’s making growth but—”

“It might be for 2 years purely. then you definately can sponsor him.”

“The attorney says it’s now not so easy.”

“He’s a grown guy. permit the govt. take him. the govt. did this to malli. permit the govt pay the associated fee for his care.”

Even even though there has been no likelihood that her brother Ranjith may possibly pay attention her, Anoja dropped her voice. “Malli is on their own the following. He has not anyone yet aiya and me.”

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