Funny Boy

Funny Boy

A Novel in Six Stories

Book - 1994
Average Rating:
6
Rate this:
In this remarkable debut novel, a boy's bittersweet passage to maturity and sexual awakening is set against escalating political tensions in Sri Lanka, during the seven years leading up to the 1983 riots. Arjie Chelvaratnam is a Tamil boy growing up in an extended family in Colombo. It is through his eyes that the story unfolds and we meet a delightful, sometimes eccentric cast of characters. Arjie's journey from the luminous simplicity of childhood days into the more intricately shaded world of adults -- with its secrets, its injustices, and its capacity for violence -- is a memorable one, as time and time again the true longings of the human heart are held against the way things are.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1994
ISBN: 9780771079504
0771079508
Branch Call Number: FIC/SEL

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

m
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

Age Group:

j
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.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at BPL.

Try searching for Funny Boy to see if BPL owns related versions of the work.


Suggest for Purchase

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top