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Cinnamon Gardens Hardcover – Sep 30 1998

3.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; 1st Edition edition (Sept. 30 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771079559
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771079559
  • Parcel Dimensions: 21.1 x 14.5 x 3.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 771 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,090,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“A near-miraculous capturing of life and love (both gay and straight), family tensions, political upheaval, labour unrest and feminism in the Ceylon of the 1920s.…”
Edmonton Journal

“Faultlessly elegant.…Selvadurai is expert in capturing the nuances of this particularly precious time and place.”
New York Times Book Review

“Subtle and deeply humane…Shyam Selvadurai has established himself firmly as an important chronicler of the complexities of social and cultural difference.…”
Books in Canada

“Selvadurai’s nuanced prose evokes the country’s dense climate and lush beauty.”
Toronto Star

“Richly rewarding.…This is a novel that deserves, and will surely gain, a wide readership.”
Sunday Times (U.K.)

About the Author

Shyam Selvadurai was born in 1965 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He came to Canada with his family at the age of nineteen. He has studied creative writing and theatre, and has a B.F.A. from York University.

Funny Boy, his first novel, was published to immediate acclaim in 1994, was a national bestseller, and won the W. H. Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award and, in the U.S., The Lambda Literary Award, and was named a Notable Book by the American Library Association. Cinnamon Gardens, his second novel, was shortlisted for the Trillium Award. It has been published in the U.S., the U.K., India, and numerous countries in Europe.

Shyam Selvadurai lives in Toronto.

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