Saturday, 11th February 2023: From the American Fiction writer and the author of Love Marriage which was longlisted for the Women’s Prize and named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, V. V. Ganeshananthan, comes new historical fiction, Brotherless Night: ‘Blazingly brilliant’ CELESTE NG.
Brotherless Night draws on 16 years of research into the Sri Lankan civil war. It’s about a sixteen-year-old girl named Sashi who dreams of becoming a doctor but as Sri Lanka is overshadowed by the clouds of Civil war, her dreams take a different turn.
The book is scheduled for release on 23 February 2023.
About the Book
Sixteen-year-old Sashi wants to become a doctor. But over the next decade, as a vicious civil war subsumes Sri Lanka, her dream takes her on a different path as she watches those around her, including her four beloved brothers and their best friend, get swept up in violent political ideologies and their consequences. She must ask herself: is it possible for anyone to move through life without doing harm?
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Brotherless Night is my favorite kind of novel, one so rich and full of movement that it’s only later I realize how much I have learned. V. V. Ganeshananthan drew me in from the very first line, and the intricacies of her characters’ lives made it easy to stay.– Sara Novic, New York Times bestselling author of True Biz
About the Author
V. V. Ganeshananthan is the author of Love Marriage, which was longlisted for the Women’s Prize in 2008. Her work has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, and The Atlantic Monthly, among others. BROTHERLESS NIGHT draws on 16 years of research into the Sri Lankan civil war.
Since 2017, Ganeshananthan has co-hosted a podcast called FICTION/NON/FICTION with novelist Whitney Terrell, about the intersection of literature and the news, featuring writers like Marlon James, Madeline Miller, and Jia Tolentino. She teaches in the MFA program at the University of Minnesota.
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