Funny Boy

Funny Boy

A Novel in Six Stories

Book - 1994
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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
Branch Call Number: FIC/SEL


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Nov 02, 2017

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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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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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