A wonderful novel about the immigrant experience in London, as
Sunny reconciles his past in Sri Lanka and his love of cricket with
his life in London and relations with his teenage son. 'Few
novelists have so skilfully underlined the beauty of patience as a
redeeming virtue' "Times Literary Supplement"
As a teenager from Sri Lanka, Sunny liked to play cricket. But none
of his new friends in Manila were remotely interested. That is
until the gorgeous Tina arrived, all poise and perfection. Three
decades on, Sunny is settled in London with a teenage son of his
own. Butdespite the quiet comfort of his life, he feels unmoored.
Trying to reconnect with his past, he goes to watch the visiting
Sri Lankan cricket team play at the Oval. As the sun goes down at
the end of the match he realises that love, like cricket, is more
than just a game. He sees one last chance to get his life into
focus, if only there is time.
'Gunesekera has that essential gift of the novelist: the ability to make words live, to create life on the page' Scotsman 'So complete a match ... between empathy and artistry, between lively observation and intellectual grasp of cultural tensions, always surprises' Independent 'Gunesekera is strikingly adept at delineating the landscape of rootlessness ... [He] has a gentle, generous, deceptively light touch and a quiet genius for comic set pieces' Sunday Times 'Few novelists have so skilfully underlined the beauty of patience as a redeeming virtue' Times Literary Supplement
Romesh Gunesekera ist 1953 in Sri Lanka geboren und lebt heute in London.