Broken Jaw
Subtitle Stories
By Minoli Salgado
Published By


ISBN 9781916477438
Fiction Genre Short Stories
Publication Date 09/19/2019
Price 10.00
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A beautifully orchestrated collection of eighteen stories set mainly in Sri Lanka from a writer who has gained international recognition for her evocative representation of the trauma of war. These intricately crafted stories are at once enchanting and harrowing, full of resilience and courage, suffering and hope.

Authors Biography

Dr Minoli Salgado is a writer is the author of Writing Sri Lanka (2007), the first major critical study of Sri Lankan literature in English, and the novel, A Little Dust on the Eyes (2014), which won the inaugural SI Leeds Literary Prize and was longlisted for the DSC Prize in South Asian Literature.

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  1. Brilliantly written. Well done.

  2. Great book!

  3. Really good book!

  4. Great book – well done!

  5. The range and literary precision of this collection is striking. A worthy sibling to A Little Dust on the Eyes.

  6. A powerful and beautifully imagined evocation of the trauma of war, civil unrest and the fragility of lives lived on the edge of political violence and repression. This is what literature was made for.

  7. Brilliant. 👍 well done .

  8. Minoli Salgado is an elegant and sensitive wordsmith. This is a gem of a book.

  9. A masterclass in short fiction by a writer who can conjure the evocative like a magician.

  10. A difficult subject negotiated with verve.

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