The Legend of Pradeep Mathew

The Legend of Pradeep Mathew

by Shehan Karunatilaka

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The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by Shehan Karunatilaka

Winner of the Commonwealth Book Prize

* Winner of the $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature *
* A Publishers Weekly "First Fiction" Pick for Spring 2012 *

"A crazy ambidextrous delight. A drunk and totally unreliable narrator runs alongside the reader insisting him or her into the great fictional possibilities of cricket."--Michael Ondaatje

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 by Shehan Karunatilaka is a nimble and original debut that blends cricket and the history of modern Sri Lanka into a vivid and comedic swirl.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555976118
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x 8.04(h) x 1.21(d)

About the Author

Shehan Karunatilaka lives and works in Singapore. He has written advertisements, rock songs, travel stories, and basslines. This is his first novel.

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