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Cinnamon Gardens (1999) [Novel]
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Set among the upper classes in the gracious, repressive and complex world of 1920s Ceylon (Sri Lanka), this evocative novel tells the story of two people who must determine if it is possible to pursue personal happiness without compromising the happiness of others. A young teacher, Annalukshmi, whose splintered family attempts to arrange an appropriate marriage for her, must decide whether the independence she craves will doom her to a life without love and companionship. It is also the story of Balendran who, respectably married, must suppress-or confront-the secret desires for men that threaten to throw his life into chaos. With sensuous atmosphere and vivid prose, this masterfully plotted novel re-creates a world where a beautiful veneer of fragrant gardens and manners hides social, personal, and political issues still relevant today.

Original title: Cinnamon Gardens
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGay & LesbianGay Male
FictionHistoricalAsiaIndian Subcontinent
FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

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Cinnamon Gardens (1999)
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Language: English

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Cinnamon Gardens (1999)

ISBN: 0156013282

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