Sunday, May 6, 2012

"The Legend of Pradeep Mathew"

New from Graywolf Press: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by Shehan Karunatilaka.

About the book, from the publisher:

Aging sportswriter W.G. Karunasena’s liver is shot. Years of drinking have seen to that. As his health fades, he embarks with his friend Ari on a madcap search for legendary cricket bowler Pradeep Mathew. En route they discover a mysterious six-fingered coach, a Tamil Tiger warlord, and startling truths about their beloved sport and country. A prizewinner in Sri Lanka, and a sensation in India and Britain, The Legend of Pradeep Mathew is a nimble and original debut that blends cricket and the history of modern Sri Lanka into a vivid and comedic swirl.
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