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The Story of a Brief Marriage

(2016)
A novel by

 
Dinesh is a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil Tigers. Desensitized to the horror all around him, life has been pared back to the essentials: eat, sleep, survive. All this changes when he is approached one morning by an older man who asks him to marry his daughter Ganga, hoping that victorious soldiers will be less likely to harm a married woman. For a few brief hours, Dinesh and Ganga tentatively explore their new and unexpected connection, trying to understand themselves and each other, until the war once more closes over them.

Told in meditative, nuanced and powerful prose, this shattering novel marks the arrival of an extraordinary new literary voice.

Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

July 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Story of a Brief Marriage (Platinum Spotlight)
Author(s): Anuk Arudpragasam
ISBN: 1-68324-434-6 / 978-1-68324-434-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Story of a Brief Marriage
Author(s): Anuk Arudpragasam
ISBN: 1-78378-237-4 / 978-1-78378-237-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Story of a Brief Marriage: A Novel
Author(s): Anuk Arudpragasam
ISBN: 1-250-07240-9 / 978-1-250-07240-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Story of a Brief Marriage: A Novel
Author(s): Anuk Arudpragasam
ISBN: 1-250-07527-0 / 978-1-250-07527-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Story of a Brief Marriage
Author(s): Anuk Arudpragasam
ISBN: 1-78378-238-2 / 978-1-78378-238-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Story of a Brief Marriage
Author(s): Anuk Arudpragasam
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Story of a Brief Marriage: A Novel
Author(s): Anuk Arudpragasam
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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