The Match

The Match

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As a teenager from Sri Lanka, Sunny liked to play cricket. But, none of his new friends in Manila were remotely interested. That is until the gorgeous Tina arrived with her impeccable timing. The year was 1971, a year for an extraordinary match. Three decades on, Sunny is now settled in London with a teenage son of his own. But, despite the quiet comfort of his life, he feels unmoored. Trying to reconnect with his past, he goes to watch the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team play at the Oval. As the sun goes down at the end of the match, he discovers that love, like cricket, is more than just a game. He sees one last chance to get his life into focus, if only there is time. From the acclaimed author of "Reef" and "Heaven's Edge", "The Match" is a moving, funny family story of finding home and coming home, of cricket, growing up and falling in love.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 216mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747578583
  • 9780747578581

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'Gunesekera is quite simply a very good, often inspiringly lyric writer who feels as deeply as he sees.' Irish Times 'Full of the uncertain sadness of exiles and dreamers Gunesekera's characters become memorable emblems of solitude and despair.' Vogue 'Gunesekera's language has a simple surface - but the simplicity is deceptive; his observation is as close as the stare of a voyeur.' Independent 'A master storyteller.' The New York Timesshow more

About Romesh Gunesekera

Romesh Gunesekera grew up in Sri Lanka and lives in London. He is the author of four books: Reef (shortlisted for both the Booker Prize and the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1994), Monkfish Moon, Sandglass and Heaven's Edge (shortlisted for the best book award in the Eurasia region for the Commonwealth Writers Prize 2003, and named as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year). He was awarded a National Honour by the President of Sri Lanka in 2005.show more

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81 ratings
3.07 out of 5 stars
5 10% (8)
4 21% (17)
3 46% (37)
2 14% (11)
1 10% (8)
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