Chinaman : From author of Booker Prize 2022 winner The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

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by Karunatilaka, Shehan

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Published 05/04/2012 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 416 pages

131 x 199 x 31mm | 330g

Discover the blazing debut novel from the Booker Prize winning author.

'A crazy ambidextrous delight' Michael OndaatjeWhere is Pradeep S. Mathew - spin bowler extraordinaire and 'the greatest cricketer to walk the earth'?Retired sportswriter W. G. Karunasena is dying, and he wants to know.

W.G. will spend his final months drinking arrack, making his wife unhappy, ignoring his son and tracking down the mysterious Pradeep. On his quest he will also uncover a coach with six fingers, a secret bunker below a famous stadium, a Tamil Tiger warlord, and startling truths about Sri Lanka, cricket and himself.

'Bristling with energy and confidence' Sunday TimesWinner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature