Author : Channa Wickremesekera
Publisher : Bay Owl Press
Red Cap looked at the engine room impatiently.Let’s get going,he said to the pilot.We must get away from those clouds as soon as we can.We have already lost a lot of time.He looked at the sky again with troubled eyes.The clouds appeared nearer now & were almost black.Their darkness was now spreading across the sky like a thin grey film casting a gloom over the ocean.The wind remained strong,flapping against their cheeks & arms with an increasing iciness.
Writing with keen insight into the psyche of the displaced, Channa Wickremesekera, author of Distant Warriors and Walls, brings his characters into the close confines of a boat escaping a conflict zone. Will a series of unfortunate events precipitate disaster on them before nature unleashes a savage storm? Only time will tell as they race inexorably toward their destiny.
‘A powerful and disturbing tale of our times in which the historical and the allegorical are combined with consummate skill. Channa Wickremesekera is among the most astute, inventive and courageous of Sri Lankan diasporic writers today’ – Suvendrini Perera
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