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Island of a Thousand Mirrors

A Novel

Author: Nayomi Munaweera

Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Island of a Thousand Mirrors


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A stunning literary debut of two young women on opposing sides of the devastating Sri Lankan Civil War—now in Trade Paperback
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Before violence tore apart the tapestry of Sri Lanka and turned its pristine beaches red, there were two families; two young women, ripe for love with hopes for the future; and a chance encounter that leads to the terrible heritage they must reckon with for years to come.

One tragic moment that defines the fate of these women and their families will haunt their choices for decades to come. In the end, love and longing promise only an uneasy peace.

A sweeping saga with the intimacy of a memoir that brings to mind epic fiction like The Kite Runner and The God of Small Things, Nayomi Munaweera's Island of a Thousand Mirrors strikes mercilessly at the heart of war. It offers an unparalleled portrait of a beautiful land during its most difficult moments.

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St. Martin's Griffin



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In The News

"Munaweera writes with ferocity, fire, and poetry of the incomprehensible madness of civil war and its effects upon those caught within it . . . A masterful, incendiary debut."—Jane Finch, author of White Oleander

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Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Island of a Thousand Mirrors