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Love Marriage by V.V. Ganeshananthan [in Bloomsbury Review]

Love MarriageIn Yalini’s globe-scattered Sri Lankan family are two kinds of marriage: the Arranged Marriage that the obedient adhere to and Love Marriage which Yalini’s newly immigrant parents fell into shortly after arrival in their adopted country. More than two decades later, the family is sequestered in Toronto, where Yalini’s mysterious maternal uncle, Kumaran, lies on his deathbed, quietly sharing the family’s history of insurgence and civil war among the militant Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, Kumaran’s daughter, seemingly so similar yet ultimately so different from the westernized Yalini, will choose a politically-driven Arranged Marriage and fulfill her duty.

Review: “TBR’s Editors’ Favorites of 2008,” The Bloomsbury Review, November/December 2008

Tidbit: Ganeshananthan was a guest at SALTAF 2008 (South Asian Literary and Theater Arts Festival), a much-anticipated, highly-attended annual fall event sponsored by the Smithsonian APA Program and NetSAP-DC.

Readers: Adult

Published: 2008


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