Book Salon: The Seven Moons of Maali AlmeidaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
By Shehan Karunatilaka
For the next Book Salon, we will read this year's Booker Prize winner, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka.
About The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida (publisher's description):
Colombo, 1990. Maali Almeida, war photographer, gambler and closet gay, has woken up dead in what seems like a celestial visa office. His dismembered body is sinking in the serene Beira lake and he has no idea who killed him. At a time where scores are settled by death squads, suicide bombers and hired goons, the list of suspects is depressingly long, as the ghouls and ghosts with grudges who cluster round can attest.
But even in the afterlife, time is running out for Maali. He has seven moons to try and contact the man and woman he loves most and lead them to a hidden cache of photos that will rock Sri Lanka.
Ten years after his prizewinning novel Chinaman established him as one of Sri Lanka's foremost authors, Karunatilaka is back with a rip-roaring epic, full of mordant wit and disturbing truths.
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About Asia Society Book Salon
In the Asia Society Switzerland Book Salon, we read and discuss fiction from or about Asia in an informal setting. We meet four times a year – in person in Zurich, if possible. For more information about upcoming meetings and books to read, please join the WhatsApp group or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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