"Exotic," "spicy," and "delicious" are adjectives rarely applied to first novels; however, Reef had critics on both sides of the Atlantic smacking their lips. Reef is the coming-of-age story of Triton, a talented young chef so committed to pleasing his master's palate that he is oblivious to the political unrest threatening his Sri Lanka paradise. The London Times called it "incessantly pleasurable," and Booklist writes, "After slowly and reverently savoring Gunesekera's debut novel, it's easy to see why this flawless book was shortlisted for the Booker Prize."
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||1st Riverhead ed|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)|
|Lexile:||770L (what's this?)|
About the Author
Romesh Gunesekera is the author of Monkfish Moon, Reef, The Sandglass, The Match, and Noontide Toll (all published by The New Press). He grew up in Sri Lanka and the Philippines and now lives in London.