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Reef

(1994)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Reef is a love story set in a spoiled paradise. It is told by Triton, who, at the age of eleven, goes to work as houseboy to Mister Salgado, a marine biologist obsessed by swamps, sea movements and the island's disappearing reef. Triton learns to polish silver until it shines like molten sun; to mix a love cake with ten eggs, creamed butter and fresh cashew nuts; and to steam the exotic parrot fish for his master's lover. As Triton recounts his story, and extraordinary voice emerges: naive and knowing, fearful and brave, the voice of a boy becoming a man in a world stumbling to the brink of chaos.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Reef
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN: 0-613-37167-4 / 978-0-613-37167-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bt Bound
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April 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: Reef
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN: 1-56584-219-7 / 978-1-56584-219-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: The New Press
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June 1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: Reef
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN: 0-14-014217-7 / 978-0-14-014217-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books / Granta
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Paperback Editions

2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reef
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN: 0-14-342247-2 / 978-0-14-342247-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Ebury Press
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reef
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN: 1-78378-030-4 / 978-1-78378-030-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta
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July 2014 : Paperback
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Title: [(Reef)] [ By (author) Romesh Gunesekera ] [July, 2014]
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
Publisher: GRANTA BOOKS
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reef
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN: 1-84708-420-6 / 978-1-84708-420-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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January 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reef
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN: 1-86207-094-6 / 978-1-86207-094-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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February 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: Reef
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN: 1-57322-533-9 / 978-1-57322-533-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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April 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reef
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN: 0-14-014030-1 / 978-0-14-014030-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books / Granta
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October 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Reef
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
ISBN: 0-14-014119-7 / 978-0-14-014119-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Reef
Author(s): Romesh Gunesekera
Publisher: Granta Books
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