මා අවිවාහකයකුව සිටියදී ලියූ නවකථා කිහිපයෙන් වඩාම හොඳ නිර්මාණය මිරිඟුවයි. මෙය රචනා කරන්ට මගේ කල්පනාව පුබුදු කළ අරමුණු දෙකක් වීය. කුරැඳුවත්තේ උසස් පවුලක ඉතාම උගත් විචක්ෂණ ස්ත්රියක තම සැමියා හැර සුදු මිනිහකු සමඟ එංගලන්තයට ගොස් පදිංචි වීම හා ඇගේ පීවිතය ද පිළිබඳ තොරතුරැ රාශියක් දැනගන්ට ලැබීම එයින් එක් අරමුණයි. මේ සිද්ධියට අවුරැදු පහළොවකට පමණ පෙර ටෝල්ස්ටෝයිගේ ඇනා කැරනිනා කියවීමෙන් ලත් අත්දැකීම මගේ කල්පනාව පිබිදු අනික් අරමුණයි. ඉහළ පන්තියේ සිංහලයන්ට නින්දා කරන අදහසින් ඔවුන්ගේ පීවිත විගඩමක් ලෙස මම නිරෑපණය නොකෙළෙමි. ඔවුන්ගේ උසස් උදාර ගති මෙන් මෝඩකම් හා දුබලකම් ද ඔවුන්ගේ චරිතයන්ගෙන් හෙළි කරන්ට වෑයම් කෙළෙමි.
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Alice had come halfway across the world to find that, yet again, she was considered wanting. Well, she thought, if that was what everyone thought, she might as well live up to it.’ england, late 1930s, and alice wright – restless, stifled – make an impulsive decision to marry wealthy american bennett van cleve and leave her home and family behind. But stuffy, disapproving baileyville, kentucky, where her husband favours work over his wife and is dominated by his overbearing father, is not the adventure – or the escape – that she hoped for.
Cassandra bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She’s a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives with them, and the accompanying self-loathing. When she awakes in a dubai hotel room, she tries to piece the previous night back together, counting the minutes until she has to catch her crew shuttle to the airport. She quietly slides out of bed, careful not to aggravate her already pounding head, and looks at the man she spent the night with. She sees his dark hair. His utter stillness. And blood, a slick, still wet pool on the crisp white sheets.
After angering his father, zeus, the god apollo is cast down from olympus. Weak and disoriented, he lands in new york city as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the 4,000-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain zeus’ favor.
Arjie is a ‘funny boy’ who prefers dressing as a girl. This novel follows the life of his family through arjie’s eyes as he struggles to come to terms both with his own homosexuality and with the racism of the society in which he lives. In the north of sri lanka there’s a war going on between the army and the tamil tigers, and gradually it begins to encroach on the family’s comfortable life. Sporadic acts of violence flare into full-scale riots and lead, ultimately, to tragedy.
Beloved author elizabeth gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the new york city theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), city of girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love.
Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But when her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, bri finds herself at the centre of controversy and portrayed by the media as more menace than mc. And with an eviction notice staring her family down, bri no longer just wants to make it – she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.
A powerful and brave ya novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.”a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time.” john green no. 1 new york times bestseller. Sixteen-year-old starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs.
About the booka classic by dan brown, the lost symbol revolves around yet another adventure of harvard symbologist, robert langdon. This one is set in washington d.c. In the united states of america.as langdon is called at the last minute to deliver an evening lecture at the capitol building, an unpredictable thing happens. When he arrives, a hideous object gruesomely encoded with five symbols is discovered at the epicentre of rotunda.recognized by langdon.
A beautiful boxed set containing all seven harry potter novels in paperback. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by jonny duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring harry potter to the next generation of readers.
Angels and demons’ is a plot where a globally celebrated scientist, leonardo vetra of cern institute, switzerland is killed and a mystifying symbol is branded into his torso. The vatican, rome: the college of cardinals has gathered for deciding upon a new pope. Underneath the gathering lies a bomb which is extremely powerful and is persistently reckoning towards destruction.
Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in bennett an exceptional investigator who might be willing to take on a case that needs to be kept under the radar. The two men strike the deal. Sources lead bennett to a homicide in the bronx. The victim has ties to a sophisticated hacking operation – and also to the mayor’s missing daughter. But this murder is part of a serial killing spree, one with national security implications