In postwar Sri Lanka, a hired driver observes his passengers - tourists, soldiers, businessmen, and others - in these linked stories by a "master storyteller" (The New York Times).

Vasantha retired early, bought himself a van, and now works as a driver for hire. As he drives through Sri Lanka, carrying aid workers, entrepreneurs, and visiting families; meeting lonely soldiers and eager hoteliers, he engages them with self-deprecating wit and folksy wisdom - while revealing to us their uncertain lives with piercing insight.

On his journey from the army camps in northern Jaffna to the moonlit ramparts of Galle, in the south, Vasantha slowly discovers the depth of his country's troubles - as well as his own - while catching a glimmer of the promise the future might hold.

From the Booker Prize - shortlisted author of Reef comes a collection of "gracefully crafted road stories" that draws a potent portrait of postwar Sri Lanka and the ghosts of civil war (TheGuardian).

Praise for Romesh Gunesekera
"Monkfish Moon strikes the reader like a hammer blow. . . . Gunesekera's subtly erotic prose animates Sri Lanka's natural luxuriance, veined with menace." - Voice Literary Supplement

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Romesh Gunesekera's Noontide Toll

Hardback Editions

September 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Noontide Toll: Stories
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN: 1-62097-020-1 / 978-1-62097-020-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: The New Press
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2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Noontide Toll
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN: 0-670-08729-7 / 978-0-670-08729-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books India
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Noontide Toll
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN: 1-78378-017-7 / 978-1-78378-017-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Noontide Toll
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN: 1-78378-015-0 / 978-1-78378-015-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta
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Kindle Editions

February 2014 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Noontide Toll
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
Publisher: Granta Books
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November 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Noontide Toll
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
Publisher: The New Press
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