A country picking up the pieces, a family among the ruins. In the restless streets, crowded waiting rooms and glittering nightclubs of Colombo, five family members find their bonds stretched to breaking point in the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war.

Latha wants a home. Anoushka wants an iPod. Mano hopes to win his wife back. Lakshmi dreams of rescuing a lost boy. And Niranjan needs big money so he can leave them all behind.

'[Savanadasa's] writing recalls Christos Tsiolkas' recent work ...distinct and convincing, RUINS heralds the arrival of a gifted new talent in Australian fiction.' Books + Publishing. 'A rich and colourful story of family and country, its complexity revealed in layers ...Only through the eyes of others can we begin to see a place.' Inga Simpson, author of the critically acclaimed Where the trees were.

Rajith Savanadasa was born in Sri Lanka and now lives in Melbourne.

ISBN: 9780733635052
Author: Savanadasa, Rajith
Publication date: 28/06/2016
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Dimension: 209mm X 136mm