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On Sal Mal Lane : a novel, Ru Freeman

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On Sal Mal Lane : a novel
Title
On Sal Mal Lane
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ru Freeman
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Sri Lanka erupted into violence in the 1980s, with people identifying themselves as Tamil or Sinhalese, Hindu or Buddhist, Burgher or Muslim--the conflicts brewed over language policies, territories and curfews. Against this backdrop of sociopolitical unrest, Freeman sets her second novel. The inhabitants of Sal Mal Lane, like a constellation of stars, orbit around the Herath family, whose house is in the middle of the street and whose matriarch embraces the songs and customs of many religions. A devout Buddhist, she nonetheless teaches her children to sing Christian hymns in four-part harmony. Gravity draws first the attention of Mr. Niles, who discerns a troubled soul through Nihil's uncertain voice; then Sonna Bolling, a bully and political thug-in-waiting; then the Silvas, whose own matriarch embraces every bias and prejudice; and later Raju, whose ugly face belies his lovely heart. Utterly devoted to his younger sister, Devi, Nihil negotiates the world of Sal Mal Lane and beyond, learning about Mr. Niles' previous war experience, which has left him chastened, aware that racial distinctions blur, and frightened to witness the rising turmoil
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BTCTA
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
On Sal Mal Lane : a novel, Ru Freeman
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
8ocm12252790
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781555976422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
On Sal Mal Lane : a novel, Ru Freeman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
8ocm12252790
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9781555976422
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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