Love Marriage: A Novel
by Ganeshananthan, V. V.
About This Book
The daughter of Sri Lankan immigrants who left their collapsing country and married in America, Yalini finds herself caught between the traditions of her ancestors and the lure of the modern world. But when she is summoned to Toronto to help care for her dying uncle, Kumaran, a former member of the militant Tamil Tigers, Yalini is forced to see that violence is not a relic of the Sri Lankan past, but very much a part of her Western present.
While Kumaran's loved ones gather around him to say goodbye, Yalini traces her family's roots - and the conflicts facing them as ethnic Tamils - through a series of marriages. Now, as Kumaran's death and his daughter's politically motivated nuptials edge closer, Yalini must decide where she stands.
Lyrical and innovative, V.V. Ganeshananthan's novel brilliantly unfolds how generations of struggle both form and fracture families.
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