Author: Romesh Gunesekera
About this book:
Set in 1964 Ceylon, Suncatcher is a poignant coming-of-age story about difficult friendships and sudden awakenings. Teenage Kairo is bored in the sweltering school summer holidays – until he meets the rebellious and magnetic Jay. Told in taught and luminous prose, this is a mesmerising story of the loss of innocence, and the price of privilege.
About the author:
Born in Sri Lanka, Romesh Gunesekera is the award-winning author of five novels and three short story collections. His debut novel Reef was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize for Fiction and the Guardian Fiction Prize; The Sandglass was awarded the inaugural BBC Asia Award; his most recent short story collection, Noontide Toll, was shortlisted for the 2015 Gordon Burn Prize. Romesh Gunesekera has been awarded the Premio Mondello Five Continents in Italy and is an elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives in London.
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