Thursday, March 22, 2012

At the Water's Edge, Pradeep Jeganathan

The seats in the front were better than those in the back. First, because you could see and hear the teacher better, and also, because the benches weren't wobbly like those at the back of the classroom.

This is an interesting collection of short stories by Pradeep Jeganathan, a Sri Lankan writer. There are 7 stories all told, respectively, "The Front Row," "The Watch," "The Street," "Sri Lanka," "The Train from Batticoloa," "A Man from Jaffna," and "At the Water's Edge." The seven stories are all interlinked, with major and minor characters interwoven. It was quite compelling. Normally, a short story collection has stories about different by the same author. But in At the Water's Edge, the stories were all connected. I enjoyed reading it very much, and the stories themselves were interesting too.

Read At the Water's Edge:

  • if you are interested in Sri Lanka
  • if you like short stories, particularly interwoven ones
119 pages.

Very Good! I would recommend this book!

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