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Island of a Thousand Mirrors Read & Download Ð 4 ´ ➽ Island of a Thousand Mirrors Free ➳ Author Nayomi Munaweera – Insolpro.co.uk Island of a Thousand Mirrors follows the fate of two families one Tamil one Sinhala as they straddle opposite sides of the long and brutal Sri Lankan civil war Narrated by the eldest dHe long and brutal Sri Lankan civil war Narrated by the eldest daughter of each family the story explores how each woman negotiates war Island. I knew pretty much nothing about the civil war in Sri Lanka before I read this novel About half way through I stopped reading to learn so I could better understand this story I learned that this war lasted over 25 years from 1983 – 2009 and that 80000 – 100000 people were killed What those articles didn’t tell is the story of how this war impacted the people's lives This book however beautifully tells the heart wrenching story of what the Sri Lankan people endured during this civil warIt’s about the people from both sides of that struggle and how it took their sons and daughters brothers and sisters and scarred their lives forever It really is mind boggling that this small volume holds so much Yes it is mainly about the war but it is about the culture about marriages arranged marriages and love marriages about the caste system and prejudices over skin color and about the immigrant experience about familial love and childhood friendshipsThere are two narratives Yasodhara a Sinhalese tells the story of her family in Sri Lanka before and at the start of the hostilities They have the means to leave for America as the war is beginning They immigrate to California but eventually Yasodhara and her sister La return to their home island Saraswwathi tells the story of her Tamil family in the midst of the horrors of the war Horrible things happen and the family experiences loss and brutalitySo brutal are the acts against her that she can easily become a Tiger and kill her enemies without hesitationThe violence and sadness the loss of life depicted here reminded me of how I felt while reading The Almond Tree Parts of the book were difficult to read graphic in detail but the writing is just so goodTowards the end of the book I held my breath wondering if I had guessed what would happen I did and it was than heartbreaking even though I knew what was comingNo side is portrayed as right or wrong; each group of people eually suffers atrocities Even in the grief in the end there is love and a hopeful look to the futureI don't know what to say except wowHighly recommended Thanks to NetGalley St Martins Press

Island of a Thousand MirrorsHe long and brutal Sri Lankan civil war Narrated by the eldest daughter of each family the story explores how each woman negotiates war Island. I knew pretty much nothing about the civil war in Sri Lanka before I read this novel About half way through I stopped reading to learn so I could better understand this story I learned that this war lasted over 25 years from 1983 – 2009 and that 80000 – 100000 people were killed What those articles didn’t tell is the story of how this war impacted the people's lives This book however beautifully tells the heart wrenching story of what the Sri Lankan people endured during this civil warIt’s about the people from both sides of that struggle and how it took their sons and daughters brothers and sisters and scarred their lives forever It really is mind boggling that this small volume holds so much Yes it is mainly about the war but it is about the culture about marriages arranged marriages and love marriages about the caste system and prejudices over skin color and about the immigrant experience about familial love and childhood friendshipsThere are two narratives Yasodhara a Sinhalese tells the story of her family in Sri Lanka before and at the start of the hostilities They have the means to leave for America as the war is beginning They immigrate to California but eventually Yasodhara and her sister La return to their home island Saraswwathi tells the story of her Tamil family in the midst of the horrors of the war Horrible things happen and the family experiences loss and brutalitySo brutal are the acts against her that she can easily become a Tiger and kill her enemies without hesitationThe violence and sadness the loss of life depicted here reminded me of how I felt while reading The Almond Tree Parts of the book were difficult to read graphic in detail but the writing is just so goodTowards the end of the book I held my breath wondering if I had guessed what would happen I did and it was than heartbreaking even though I knew what was comingNo side is portrayed as right or wrong; each group of people eually suffers atrocities Even in the grief in the end there is love and a hopeful look to the futureI don't know what to say except wowHighly recommended Thanks to NetGalley St Martins Press

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Island of a Thousand Mirrors è Island of a Thousand Mirrors follows a Thousand eBook #180 the fate of two families one Tamil one Sinhala as they straddle opposite sides of t. Some books just by the nature of the subject and content are so incredibly hard to read This was one such book Portraying two families caught up in the violence of Sri Lanka one family leaves and goes to the United States one family stays in what they consider their homeDid not know very much about this subject before I started reading this book but now know much That doesn't mean I understand it I don;t think I will ever understand how one group of people can decide they are better than another but it just keeps happening The first part of the book is used to acuaint the reader with the beginning tensions in the country and to let the reader forge a personal relationship with some of the characters The bewilderment of the family in the United States their first glimpses of America and of course the culture shock and the struggle to fit in is brilliantly related I really enjoyed that part and it rang so trueThe second part shows the full horror of the Tamil Tigers the abuses perpetuated by both sides and shows the violence against women the hard cost to families and the deaths and cruelty of many A very well written book about a hard subject I applaud the authors unbiased writing and that she took the time to show the reader the full cost of these hostilities on regular families just trying to live normal lives BravoARC from NetGalley review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Nayomi Munaweera

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Nayomi Munaweera ´ 4 review Of MOBI #10003 migration love exile and belonging At its root it s a story of a fragmented nation struggling to find its way to a new beginni. A powerful story told in a lyrical mannerHave read a couple of Sri Lankan authors before and being from South India With Sri Lanka close by could not escape knowing about the civil war that has been ripping apart the country This is the first time I am reading the cultural and political history written in a simple and lucid manner I don't know who is in the right who is in the wrong Often it is both parties both ways But I do know that any civil war affects utmost the common person who is least interested in strife Leaving aside the political aspect this story let me peek into the cultural and religious facets of ordinary Sri Lankan life I enjoyed the peek but abhorred the violence and bloodshed This book narrates the lives of Singhalese as well as Tamilian families who were sacrificed in the wake of the civil war The strong female characters are bonus materials