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Island of a Thousand Mirrors
By Priya Ayyar (narrator) and Nayomi Munaweera
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication date September 2, 2014
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781481508155
ISBN-10 1481508156
Dimensions 5.50 by 5.50 by 6 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A stunning literary debut of two young women on opposing sides of the devastating Sri Lankan Civil War.

In the tradition of Michael Ondatjes Anils Ghost and Arundhati Roys The God of Small ThingsIsland of a Thousand Mirrors  is an emotionally resonant saga of cultural heritage, heartbreaking conflict, and deep family bonds. Narrated in two unforgettably authentic voices and spanning the entirety of the decadeslong civil war, it offers an unparalleled portrait of a beautiful land during its most difficult moment by a spellbinding new literary talent who promises tremendous things to come.

Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families. Yasodhara tells the story of her own Sinhala family, rich in love, with everything they could ask for. As a child in idyllic Colombo, Yasodhara and her siblings lives are shaped by social hierarchies, their parents ambitions, teenage love, and, subtly, the differences between Tamil and Sinhala people; but the peace is shattered by the tragedies of war. Yasodharas family escapes to Los Angeles. But Yasodharas life has already become intertwined with a young Tamil girls.

Saraswathie is living in the active war zone of Sri Lanka and hopes to become a teacher. But her dreams for the future are abruptly stamped out when she is arrested by a group of Sinhala soldiers and pulled into the very heart of the conflict that she has tried so hard to avoid a conflict that, eventually, will connect her and Yasodhara in unexpected ways.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781250043931
 
from St Martins Pr (September 2, 2014)
9781250043931 | details & prices | 242 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $24.99
About: Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780413626509 Book cover for 9781250051875
 
from Griffin (January 5, 2016)
9781250051875 | details & prices | 278 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families; two young women, ripe for love with hopes for the future; and a chance encounter that leads to the terrible heritage they must reckon with for years to come.
With Edward Bond | from Heinemann (December 1, 1990); titled "Two Post-Modern Plays: Jackets and in the Company of Men"
9780413626509 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.95
This edition also contains Two Post-Modern Plays: Jackets and in the Company of Men
CD/Spoken Word
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With Priya Ayyar (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (September 2, 2014)
9781481508148 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.60 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.95
About: A stunning literary debut of two young women on opposing sides of the devastating Sri Lankan Civil War.
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With Priya Ayyar (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (September 2, 2014)
9781481508155 | details & prices | 5.50 × 6.00 × 5.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $29.95
About: A stunning literary debut of two young women on opposing sides of the devastating Sri Lankan Civil War.

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