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Anuradha Roy is the author of AN ATLAS OF IMPOSSIBLE LONGING, and THE FOLDED EARTH as well as SLEEPING ON JUPITER, which won the DSC prize for fiction 2016 and was Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2015. She lives in Ranikhet, India.

“In my childhood, I was known as the boy whose mother had run off with an Englishman”

So begins the story of Myshkin and his mother Gayatri, who is driven to rebel against tradition and follow her artist’s instinct for freedom.

Anuradha Roy’s deeply moving novel tells the story of men and women trapped in a dangerous era uncannily similar to the present. Its scale is matched by its power as a parable of our times.

'This is why you read fiction at all' – Marie Arana, Washington Post

'Roy’s prose does not hit a single wrong note: its restrained beauty sings off the page' – Neel Mukherjee, Time Magazine

ISBN 978-955-8897-30-0
RS. 1,250
699 In Stock

Shehahi Gomes gave up her degree in Law after a short spell as a journalist. She is now an investment analyst by profession and lives and works in Colombo. This is her first novel.

Shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize in 2005; Long listed for the Dublin Impac Prize in 2010

Do you remember when you first fell in love? Do you remember the unrestrained joys and plummeting sorrows of adolescence? Do you remember the confrontation that each new day brought? Enter Kala's life. This sensitive novel about first love and heart break is a complex bitter sweet coming of age story that looks at the modern urban Sri Lankan youth in a new and fresh way. Shehani Gomes navigates us through the perilous and uncharted waters of the young adult, in her exceptionally perceptive debut novel that takes an honest look at a young woman's challenges and triumphs in life.

'If all this outpouring of her creativity found form in a first novel, one hopes for more writing in print from Shehani' – Lakmali Gunwardana

'The book is honest and alive, and its voice, Gomes's voice, is as confident as any young female writer I have read recently...Learning to Fly is more than brave in its formal experimentation. But its strange and, sometimes, difficult structure is not simply an exercise in avant-garde literary practice, but a form that allows the content, the messiness of the protagonist's struggle, to become themselves amidst death and conflict and discrimination, to mirror the novel's setting's own troubled journey towards selfhood' – Vincent Poturica

'Definitely not your average adolescent love story. Shehani Gomes' debut novel- Learning to Fly, having been nominated for the Gratiaen Award of 2005, takes a look into the darker, less explored aspect of adolescence and first love...Shehani's unique writing style complements the way in which characters have been brought to life...She not only grips the reader but makes the reader think, analyze, re-read and analyze again, making her debut novel a very stimulating read- one which brings us to hope for more from her in the very near future' – Tahnee Hopman

ISBN 978-955-8897-15-7
Author Shehani Gomes
RS. 600
RS. 300
Pages: 183
Published by: Perera Hussein Publishing House

Channa Wickremesekera is a Sri Lankan born writer living in Australia. This is his fifth work of fiction.

A story of friendship, growing up and unrequited love...

"I also got the chance to see him up close. God! He was handsome! He looked like a street kid in school uniform but a bloody hot one."

Shehan has a crush on Robbie, his friend and classmate. Robbie is straight and finds Shehan's affections unsettling. But then, that is all Robbie has going for him in his turbulent life. And when they both realize it, it's already too late.

ISBN 978 -0-646-93271-2
Author Channa Wickremesekera
RS. 500
10 In Stock
Pages: 500
Published by: Perera Hussein Publishing House

Nayomi Munaweera burst onto the literary scene with the highly acclaimed, award-winning debut about two women facing tragedy, 'Island of a Thousand Mirrors'.

A woman
The demons of her past
A single, possibly unforgivable crime

In the idyllic hill country of Sri Lanka, a young girl grows up with her loving family; but even in paradise, terror lurks, forcing her and her mother to immigrate to America. Both love and loss fill her life, and though she thrives, her scars haunt her into adulthood making her hold on reality more tenuous. When the past and present collide, she sees no other choice than to commit her unforgivable final act. This is her confession.

Winner of the State Literary Award.
Winner of the the Godage Award.

ISBN 978-955-8897-27-0
Author Nayomi Munaweera
RS. 1,000
48 In Stock
Pages: 320
Published by: Perera Hussein Publishing House

Channa Wickremesekera is a Sri Lankan – born writer living in Melbourne. His earlier works of fiction are Walls, Distant Warriors and In the Same Boat.

'Allah shouldn't have revealed so much to the Prophet. It only makes pious people like us suffer.'

So muses Khalid Khan a seventeen year old Afghan boy living in Melbourne. Khalid is like any other boy of his age in Australia; he loves his Footy, his mum's cooking and takes every opportunity to tease his sister Aisha. He believes in Allah although he sometimes wonders whether it is such a good idea to convert everybody in the world to Islam.
The quiet suburban life of Khalid's family is turned upside down one Friday morning when they have an unwelcome visitor. What follows is a hilarious – and poignant – intercultural encounter in multicultural Australia.

'Channa has a wonderful ear for the patois of teenagers. He helped me to empathise with the lives of people, whose religion is intertwined with their culture, and he did it with humour and insight which, given the political tenor of the times we live in, cannot be a bad thing.' - Michael Cooke, Doryanthes

ISBN 978-0-646-91105-2
Author Channa Wickremesekera
RS. 450
9 In Stock
Pages: 78
Published by: Perera Hussein Publishing House
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