Award-winning Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam’s second novel is a profound meditation on love, desire, war, mortality, and the human condition. Krishan, an NGO worker based in the capital Colombo, receives an email out of the blue from a former girlfriend, on the same day he learns that his grandmother’s former carer has died. The journey that follows – through the heart of a country still recovering from a decades-long civil war – is as much through the mind as it is physical. Highly recommended.
A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam, (List Price: 27, Hogarth, 9780593230701, July 2021)
Reviewed by Jude Burke-Lewis, Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi