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Love Marriage by V.V. Ganeshananthan
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May 13, 12

bookshelves: 2011, fiction, history, sri-lanka
Read in July, 2011

he book takes place in the US and Canada, but deals with the history and marriages of a Sri Lankan family. The book is seen through the eyes of a girl, who was born on the day of 'Black July' in Sri Lanka, when violence against the Tamils began to escalate. The girl is safe though, with her parents who had a love marriage, and who lives in the US. Her mother brother however, her uncle, joins the Tamil Tigers, and in the present day he's come to Canada to die, bringing his daughter, the protagonists cousin, with him.

The language of the book is beautiful and poetic. The book is written in many short passages, so it's easy to pick up and read just a couple of pages here and there. Although the book is fictional, I do think it teaches you a lot about Sri Lankan history, culture, racial issues and religion. It was a great read and I really recommend it.

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