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Romesh Gunesekera – Suncatcher

Romesh Gunesekera Suncatcher recensie en informatie over de inhoud van deze Sri Lanka roman. Op 28 november 2019 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Bloomsbury Publshing de nieuwe roman van de uit Sri Lanka afkomstige schrijver Romesh Gunesekera. Over een eventuele Nederlandse vertaling is niets bekend.

Romesh Gunesekera Suncatcher Recensie en Informatie

Als de redactie het boek gelezen heeft, kun je op deze pagina de recensie en waardering vinden van Suncatcher, de nieuwe roman van Romesh Gunesekera. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden opgenomen. Bovendien kun je op deze pagina informatie lezen over de inhoud van deze Sri Lanka roman van Romesh Gunesekera.

Romesh Gunesekera Suncatcher Recensie

Suncatcher

  • Schrijver: Romesh Gunesekera (Sri Lanka)
  • Soort boek: coming-of-age roman, Sri Lanka roman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Verschijnt: 28 november 2019
  • Omvang: 336 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Gebonden Boek


Flaptekst van de roman

1964. Ceylon is on the brink of change. But Kairo is at a loose end. School is closed, the government is in disarray, the press is under threat and the religious right are flexing their muscles. Kairo’s hard-working mother blows off steam at her cha-cha-cha classes; his Trotskyite father grumbles over the state of the nation between his secret flutters on horseraces in faraway England. All Kairo wants to do is hide in his room and flick over second-hand westerns and superhero comics, or escape on his bicycle and daydream.

Then he meets the magnetic teenage Jay, and his whole world is turned inside out. A budding naturalist and a born rebel, Jay keeps fish and traps birds for an aviary he is building in the garden of his grand home. The adults in Jay’s life have no say in what he does or where he goes: he holds his beautiful, fragile mother in contempt, and his wealthy father seems fuelled by anger. But his Uncle Elvin, suave and worldly, is his encourager. As Jay guides him from the realm of make believe into one of hunting-guns and fast cars and introduces him to a girl – Niromi – Kairo begins to understand the price of privilege and embarks on a journey of devastating consequence.

Taut and luminous, graceful and wild, Suncatcher is a poignant coming-of-age novel about difficult friendships and sudden awakenings. Mesmerizingly it charts the loss of innocence and our recurring search for love – or consolation – bringing these extraordinary lives into our own.

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