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Cinnamon Gardens (original 1998; edition 1998)

by Shyam Selvadurai

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Title:Cinnamon Gardens
Authors:Shyam Selvadurai
Info:McClelland & Stewart (1998), Hardcover
Collections:read, not kept, books I have read
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Tags:lanka, queer, fiction, previous, not kept, bought in Lanka, read in Lanka, family, family dispute

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Cinnamon Gardens by Shyam Selvadurai (1998)

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Set among the upper classes in the gracious, repressive and complex world of 1920s Ceylon (Sri Lanka), this evocative novel tells the story of two people who must determine if it is possible to pursue personal happiness without compromising the happiness of others. A young teacher, Annalukshmi, whose splintered family attempts to arrange an appropriate marriage for her, must decide whether the independence she craves will doom her to a life without love and companionship. It is also the story of Balendran who, respectably married, must suppress-or confront-the secret desires for men that threaten to throw his life into chaos. With sensuous atmosphere and vivid prose, this masterfully plotted novel re-creates a world where a beautiful veneer of fragrant gardens and manners hides social, personal, and political issues still relevant today.

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A novel on 1920s Ceylon, now Sir Lanka, featuring a conflict between tradition and modernism. The first is represented by a man who is dominated by his father, the second by a woman who rides a bicycle and opposes an arranged marriage.

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