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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Turtle Nest
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'Aruni returns to the island of her birth, Sri Lanka, aching to discover the truth about her mother, the wild and sensual beach girl, Mala. Happy for the first time in her life, Aruni believes she has found the place to which she belongs. But as the tragic story of Mala’s life unfolds, Aruni finds that belonging makes its own relentless claims …' (Synopsis)

Notes

  • The novel began as a short story that was published in Sri Lanka and in the Penguin Anthology of Summer Stories. The short story, which is now a chapter in the book, told of a young boy named Priya who was sexually assaulted by a tourist. (Author's comment, Monash Memo, 20 August 2003)
  • Dedication: For Mala

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2003 .
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      Extent: 241p.
      ISBN: 0140299165
    • North Melbourne, Flemington - North Melbourne area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Arcadia , 2017 .
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      Extent: xi, 228p.
      ISBN: 9781925588224

Works about this Work

Transnation and Feminine Fluidity : New Horizon in the Fiction of Chandani Lokugé Sharon Rundle , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Claiming Space for Australian Women's Writing 2017; (p. 323-336)

'Sri Lankan-Australian women writers have left their stamp on Australian fiction, from the ground-breaking first novel, A Change of Skies by Yasmine Gooneratne, in 1992, to the narratives of 2014 Miles Franklin Award recipient Michelle de Kretser. Among these novels that address the migrant’s cultural dilemma and accommodation, the novels by Chandani Lokugé demand attention. Lokugé has published three novels. This chapter examines the aspects of water and music flowing through Lokugé’s fiction to transformative new horizons and how these validate the concept of the transnation. Diversity of voices in literature is important in the contemporary public sphere in Australia and the chapter contributes towards addressing an elision in Australian discourse.'

Source: Abstract.

Waters of Desire Chandani Lokuge , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 66 no. 2 2007; (p. 25-34)
'For those who have left the island of Sri Lanka as well as those who have stayed, water retains a powerfully ambiguous force in their lives..'(Meanjin)
Foreigners at Home: Female Characters in Chandani Lokuge's Turtle Nest and Punyakante Wijenaike's Giraya Xavier Pons , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Autumn vol. 29 no. 1 2006; (p. 41-58)
Reading Groups and Creative Writing Courses : The Year's Work in Fiction Susan Lever , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 49 no. 2004; (p. 164-175)
Small Fish Bronwyn Rivers , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 258 2004; (p. 38)

— Review of Turtle Nest Chandani Lokuge , 2003 single work novel
Soul Searching in Serendip Michael McGirr , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 August 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of Turtle Nest Chandani Lokuge , 2003 single work novel
Growing Pains and Heartache Liam Davison , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 August 2003; (p. 18)

— Review of Turtle Nest Chandani Lokuge , 2003 single work novel
Island Quest a Potent Dream Susan Kurosawa , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 August 2003; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Turtle Nest Chandani Lokuge , 2003 single work novel
Paperbacks Veronica Sen , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 August 2003; (p. 5a)

— Review of Turtle Nest Chandani Lokuge , 2003 single work novel
Crossing the Divide Katharine England , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 August 2003; (p. 9)

— Review of Turtle Nest Chandani Lokuge , 2003 single work novel
Reading Groups and Creative Writing Courses : The Year's Work in Fiction Susan Lever , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 49 no. 2004; (p. 164-175)
Waters of Desire Chandani Lokuge , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 66 no. 2 2007; (p. 25-34)
'For those who have left the island of Sri Lanka as well as those who have stayed, water retains a powerfully ambiguous force in their lives..'(Meanjin)
Foreigners at Home: Female Characters in Chandani Lokuge's Turtle Nest and Punyakante Wijenaike's Giraya Xavier Pons , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Autumn vol. 29 no. 1 2006; (p. 41-58)
Transnation and Feminine Fluidity : New Horizon in the Fiction of Chandani Lokugé Sharon Rundle , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Claiming Space for Australian Women's Writing 2017; (p. 323-336)

'Sri Lankan-Australian women writers have left their stamp on Australian fiction, from the ground-breaking first novel, A Change of Skies by Yasmine Gooneratne, in 1992, to the narratives of 2014 Miles Franklin Award recipient Michelle de Kretser. Among these novels that address the migrant’s cultural dilemma and accommodation, the novels by Chandani Lokugé demand attention. Lokugé has published three novels. This chapter examines the aspects of water and music flowing through Lokugé’s fiction to transformative new horizons and how these validate the concept of the transnation. Diversity of voices in literature is important in the contemporary public sphere in Australia and the chapter contributes towards addressing an elision in Australian discourse.'

Source: Abstract.

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