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Homesick

(2010)
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From the winner of the 2009 Impress Prize for New Writers (U.K.) and finalist for the Sunday Times Short Story Award, a stunning debut novel about an extended Sri Lankan family--a kaleidoscopic view of contemporary immigrant life, by turns darkly funny, sad, poignant, and uproariously beautiful.

It's New Year's Eve 1982. At Victor and Nandini's home in southeast London, the family and their friends gather to ring in the new year. Whiskey and arrack have been poured, poppadoms are freshly fried, and baila music is on the stereo. Upstairs, the teenagers have gathered around the television to watch The Godfather again while drinking pilfered wine. Moving back and forth in time, from the 1970s to the present day, and from London to Sri Lanka and back again, we follow Victor and Nandini's children: Rohan, Gehan, and in particular dyslexic Preethi--funny, brash, and ultimately fragile. We also meet troubled Lolly and her beautiful sister Deirdre; wonderful Auntie Gertie; and terrible Kumar, whose dark deed will haunt the family.

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July 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Homesick
Author(s): Roshi Fernando
ISBN: 0-307-95810-8 / 978-0-307-95810-5 (USA edition)
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March 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Homesick
Author(s): Roshi Fernando
ISBN: 1-4088-2640-2 / 978-1-4088-2640-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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July 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Homesick
Author(s): Roshi Fernando
ISBN: 0-307-94806-4 / 978-0-307-94806-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Homesick
Author(s): Roshi Fernando
ISBN: 1-4088-3040-X / 978-1-4088-3040-6 (UK edition)
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Homesick
Author(s): Roshi Fernando
ISBN: 1-4088-2636-4 / 978-1-4088-2636-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Homesick
Author(s): Roshi Fernando
ISBN: 1-907605-02-9 / 978-1-907605-02-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Impress Books
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June 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Homesick: Family Snapshots
Author(s): Roshi Fernando
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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July 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Homesick
Author(s): Roshi Fernando
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Homesick
Author(s): Roshi Fernando
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK