The Story of a Brief Marriage

The Story of a Brief Marriage

Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize

“Brave…Brilliant…This is a book that makes one kneel before the elegance of the human spirit and the yearning that is at the essence of every life.” —The New York Times Book Review

"One of the best books I have read in years." —Colm Toibin

Two and a half decades into a devastating civil war, Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority is pushed inexorably towards the coast by the advancing army. Amongst the evacuees is Dinesh, whose… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


The Story of a Brief Marriage is a strange, profound, mini-masterpiece of a novel.

The Story of a Brief Marriage is a worthwhile read. It turns our focus not only on the brutality of war, but also on the blessing of life.

What does it mean to be human when living under a rain of death? This most humane of novels offers an attempt at an answer.


Book Details  


Publisher: Flatiron Books (September 06, 2016)

Collection: Flatiron Books

Language: English


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