The Legend of Pradeep Mathew: A Novel

May 8, 2012|
The Legend of Pradeep Mathew: A Novel by Shehan Karunatilaka
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Winner of the Commonwealth Book Prize

* Winner of the $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature *
* A Publishers Weekly "First Fiction" Pick for Spring 2012 *

"A crazy ambidextrous delight. A drunk and totally unreliable narrator runs alongside the reader insisting him or her into the great fictional possibilities of cricket."--Michael Ondaatje

Aging sportswriter W.G. Karunasena's liver is shot. Years of drinking have seen to that. As his health fades, he embarks with his friend Ari on a madcap search for legendary cricket bowler Pradeep Mathew. En route they discover a mysterious six-fingered coach, a Tamil Tiger warlord, and startling truths about their beloved sport and country. A prizewinner in Sri Lanka, and a sensation in India and Britain, The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by Shehan Karunatilaka is a nimble and original debut that blends cricket and the history of modern Sri Lanka into a vivid and comedic swirl.

Title:The Legend of Pradeep Mathew: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:416 pages, 8.02 X 5.5 X 1.24 inShipping dimensions:416 pages, 8.02 X 5.5 X 1.24 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:Graywolf PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1555976115

ISBN - 13:9781555976118

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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