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The Sweet and Simple Kind

(2006)
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Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
'Loyalty (and the damnable lack of it in his wife) was the thought uppermost in the mind of Sir Andrew Millbanke as he looked down at Lady Alexandra's dead body, spread-eagled on the paved pathway of the Residency.' And so begins an engrossing and dramatic family drama, set against the backdrop of Ceylon's bumpy evolution into Sri Lanka, as the Wijesinha clan struggle to balance their staunch political ambition against the ignominy of an embarrassing family scandal. And when two young family members, cousins Tsunami and Latha, meet and become firm friends no one can guess that their triumphant friendship will be played out over the passing years against both the best and the worst the newly independent Sri Lanka can offer as these two smart and Westernised young women pursue their own personal freedoms.



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February 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sweet And Simple Kind: A poetic account of a nation's troubled awakening
Author(s): Yasmine Gooneratne
ISBN: 0-349-12174-5 / 978-0-349-12174-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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February 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sweet And Simple Kind: A poetic account of a nation's troubled awakening
Author(s): Yasmine Gooneratne
ISBN: 1-4087-0163-4 / 978-1-4087-0163-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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November 2006 : Paperback
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Title: The Sweet and Simple Kind
Author(s): Yasmine Gooneratne
ISBN: 9558897116 / 978-9558897119
Publisher: Perera - Hussein Publishing House
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