Monkfish Moon

Romesh Gunesekera

Published: 1 September 2011
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 144 pages
ISBN: 9781847084187

About the author

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Romesh Gunesekera grew up in Sri Lanka and now lives in London. His debut novel Reef was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1994 and won the Yorkshire Post First Work Prize. In 1997 he was awarded the prestigious Premio Mondello award in Italy. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2004. He is the author of numerous novels and short story collections, including Monkfish Moon, Reef, The Sandglass and Noontide Toll, all of which are published by Granta Books. More about the author


‘Full of the uncertain sadness of exiles and dreamers’



‘Gunesekera's language has a simple surface-but the simplicity is deceptive; his observation is as close as the stare of a voyeur’

‘Strikes the reader like a hammer blow...Gunesekera's subtly erotic prose animates Sri Lanka's natural luxuriance, veined with menace...’

‘The most startling aspect of this evocative book is how distinct one tale proves from another. These sad, spare stories illustrate the shocking fragility of the whole modern world.’

‘Tropic lushness burgeons from every cranny of these stories... spice gardens, flame trees, frangipani and hibiscus hedges. But all this merely seems a luscious veil behind which violence and viciousness hide... Graceful and grim, [these stories] constitute careful civilized bulletins on barbarity's reverberations’

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