Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a child in idyllic Colombo, Yasodhara's and her siblings' lives are shaped by social hierarchies, their parents' ambitions, teenage love and, subtly, the differences between Tamil and Sinhala people; but the peace is shattered by the tragedies of… (more)

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The beating heart of “Island of a Thousand Mirrors” is not so much its human characters but Sri Lanka itself and the vivid, occasionally incandescent, language used to describe this teardrop in the Indian Ocean.

The devastation in “Island of a Thousand Mirrors” gets delivered in a captivating story tempered with sensuality and moments of grace.


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Publisher: St. Martin's Press (September 02, 2014)

Collection: St. Martin's Press

Language: English


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