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Funny Boy (Digital Audiobook)

By Shyam Selvadurai, Raoul Bhaneja (Narrator)

Publication Date: August 19, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/14/2015)
Paperback (6/19/1997)

Description

In this remarkable debut novel, a boy’s bittersweet passage to maturity and sexual awakening is set against escalating political tensions in Sri Lanka, during the seven years leading up to the 1983 riots. Arjie Chelvaratnam is a Tamil boy growing up in an extended family in Colombo. It is through his eyes that the story unfolds and we meet a delightful, sometimes eccentric cast of characters. Arjie’s journey from the luminous simplicity of childhood days into the more intricately shaded world of adults – with its secrets, its injustices, and its capacity for violence – is a memorable one, as time and time again the true longings of the human heart are held against the way things are.