A Passage North by Anuk Arudpragasam

A slow, meandering journey towards death, literally. A Sri Lankan expat moves home. He gets back home life and spends time with his grandma. He reflects on his life, his past lovers, and the past of his country. A family friend of the grandma dies, and he is forced to go to the funeral far away in a village. His reflection on the life of his grandma, and his own life continues on the long train ride.

Now, there isn’t anything wrong with this book. It is a literary type of book that explores many complex, and worthwhile issues. It really got me interested in Sri Lankan history. I shall do a deep-dive into Wikipedia right now to learn a bit about the war they keep referring to.

Rating: ★★★★

Book #102 in my #ReadingChallenge2021

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