Funny Boy

Funny Boy

A Novel

Book - 1994
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This haunting novel about a boy growing up within an extended upper-middle-class family in Sri Lanka employs gentle humor and an uncommon compassion and insight into human nature. Arjie's understanding of the world around him--and his own gay identity--is placed against the backdrop of growing racial tension and civil unrest. Selvadurai has a genius for touching a nerve with a feather-like touch.--Literary Review (England).
Publisher: New York : Morrow, c1994.
ISBN: 9780688145958
0688145957
9780771079511
Characteristics: 310 p. ;,22 cm.

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myrtleturtle06
Nov 02, 2017

Sri Lanka

PoMoLibrary Jul 30, 2015

From our 2015 #80DayRead Summer Reading Club traveler Mallee: A coming of age story set against the backdrop of Sri Lanka's ethnic cleansing regime.

K_ROK Aug 28, 2013

I love this book. The story is great, the characters are amazing and the writing is superb. A must read for anyone.

VaughanPLDaniela Jun 05, 2012

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jbazal
Dec 25, 2011

Fantastic story and was so well written. I felt like I was there with the characters. I would highly recommend it!

teacupfaerie Sep 12, 2010

I met the author and thought he was amazing. The story is as well.

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