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Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'In the bustling streets, overcrowded hospitals and glittering nightclubs of Colombo, five family members find their bonds stretched to breaking point in the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war. Latha, the family's servant of two decades, questions her allegiances following the tragic death of her nephew ...Anoushka, a sixteen-year-old high-school student, tries to win back a friend while keeping her punk-rock credentials hidden from her parents ...Lakshmi, a proud matriarch, is haunted by images of missing boys while struggling with the selfish disregard of her own children ...Niranjan, recently returned from Australia, is ready to get his start-up off the ground but keeps getting distracted by stoner friends and petty squabbles ...And Mano, the head of the family, feels increasingly impotent under the pressure of government intimidation and his wife's scorn ...As the five leave Colombo to travel to an ancient city, the generations collide and long-held prejudices are revealed. For this family, with one foot in the old way of life and one firmly in the new, nothing can ever be what it once was.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2016 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 352p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 28 June 2016
      ISBN: 9780733635052

Works about this Work

A Circular Path in Family's Pain William Yeoman , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 15 June 2016; (p. 11)

— Review of Ruins Rajith Savanadasa 2016 single work novel
Rajith Savanadasa, Ruins : Review KN , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 9 July 2016;

— Review of Ruins Rajith Savanadasa 2016 single work novel
Rim of Fire Consumes a Family at War Margot Lloyd , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 June 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of Ruins Rajith Savanadasa 2016 single work novel ; The Road to Winter Mark Smith 2016 single work novel
Tension and Ambiguities in a War-ravaged Society Michael McGirr , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 30-31 July 2016; (p. 19) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 July 2016; (p. 19)

— Review of Ruins Rajith Savanadasa 2016 single work novel
Counting the Costs of a Brutal Divide Ed Wright , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 August 2016; (p. 18)

— Review of Ruins Rajith Savanadasa 2016 single work novel
Moonstone Claudia Hyles , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 385 2016; (p. 34)

— Review of Ruins Rajith Savanadasa 2016 single work novel
A Circular Path in Family's Pain William Yeoman , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 15 June 2016; (p. 11)

— Review of Ruins Rajith Savanadasa 2016 single work novel
Rajith Savanadasa, Ruins : Review KN , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 9 July 2016;

— Review of Ruins Rajith Savanadasa 2016 single work novel
Rim of Fire Consumes a Family at War Margot Lloyd , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 June 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of Ruins Rajith Savanadasa 2016 single work novel ; The Road to Winter Mark Smith 2016 single work novel
Tension and Ambiguities in a War-ravaged Society Michael McGirr , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 30-31 July 2016; (p. 19) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 July 2016; (p. 19)

— Review of Ruins Rajith Savanadasa 2016 single work novel
Counting the Costs of a Brutal Divide Ed Wright , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 August 2016; (p. 18)

— Review of Ruins Rajith Savanadasa 2016 single work novel
Moonstone Claudia Hyles , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 385 2016; (p. 34)

— Review of Ruins Rajith Savanadasa 2016 single work novel
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