Swimming In The Monsoon Sea

August 14, 2007|
Swimming In The Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai
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Nominated for the Governor General''s Literary Awards 2005, (Children''s Literature, Text)


The setting is Sri Lanka, 1980, and it is the season of monsoons. Fourteen-year-old Amrith is caught up in the life of the cheerful, well-to-do household in which he is being raised by his vibrant Auntie Bundle and kindly Uncle Lucky. He tries not to think of his life “before,” when his doting mother was still alive. Amrith’s holiday plans seem unpromising: he wants to appear in his school’s production of Othello and he is learning to type at Uncle Lucky’s tropical fish business. Then, like an unexpected monsoon, his cousin arrives from Canada and Amrith’s ordered life is storm-tossed. He finds himself falling in love with the Canadian boy. Othello, with its powerful theme of disastrous jealousy, is the backdrop to the drama in which Amrith finds himself immersed.

Shyam Selvadurai’s brilliant novels, Funny Boy and Cinnamon Gardens, have garnered him international acclaim. In this, his first young adult novel, he explores first love with clarity, humor,
and compassion.
Shyam Selvadurai was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka and came to Canada with his family at the age of nineteen. Funny Boy, his first novel, was published to immediate acclaim in 1994, was a national bestseller, and won the W. H. Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award. In the U.S., it was the winner of The Lambda Literary Award, and was nam...
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Title:Swimming In The Monsoon Sea
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:280 pages, 7.63 X 5.26 X 0.78 in
Shipping dimensions:280 pages, 7.63 X 5.26 X 0.78 in
Published:August 14, 2007
Publisher:Tundra
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:14 - null
ISBN - 13:9780887768347

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