Cover of: Swimming in the Monsoon Sea | Shyam Selvadurai

Contributors

  • Cover Design
    Kong Njo
  • Cover Photographs
    Samba Photo / Photonica

About the Book

From back cover: ... it is the season of monsoons. 14 year old Amrith is submerged in the cheerful, well-to-do lifestyle in which his vibrant Auntie Bundle and kindly Uncle Lucky have raised him. Still, Amrith can't seem to shake the blurred memories of his life "before," when his doting mother was still alive. School is out for the summer and Amrith's holiday plans seem unpromising. Until, like an unexpected monsoon, his cousin arrives from Canada, and his life suddenly becomes storm-tossed. Shakespeare's Othello, with its powerful theme of disastrous jealousy, plays in the back-drop of the drama in which Amrith finds himself immersed.

Table of Contents

1 The Silent Mynah 1
2 Aunty Bundle 14
3 Ceylon Aquariums 23
4 The Barrier of the Past 32
5 Othello 49
6 The Holidays Drag On 69
7 Amrith Has a Surprise 79
8 The Canadian Cousin 93
9 Niresh's "Terrible Influence" 109
10 Aunty Bundle Accepts the "Gift" 126
11 Kassanava 138
12 Kinross Beach 155
13 Birthday Errands 168
14 Amrith's Troubles 183
15 Betrayal 198
16 The Catholic Students' Union Does a Shramadana 210
17 Cassio 218
18 The Monsoon Sea 225
19 Amrith Appeals to the Buddha 240
20 Amrith Accepts the "Gift" 247
21 Roses and Silence 256

Edition Notes

Copyright Date 2005

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class j C813' .54
Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication PS 8587. E445 S95 2005

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Pagination 274 p.
Number of pages 280
Dimensions 19.0 x 13.0 x 1.8 centimeters
Weight 318 grams

ID Numbers

Open Library OL8200285M
ISBN 10 0887768342
ISBN 13 9780887768347
LC Control Number 2004117239
OCLC/WorldCat 57281497
Library Thing 1428648
Canadian National Library Archive 20070170363
Goodreads 1443203

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