Cinnamon Gardens

Cinnamon Gardens

eBook - 1999
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A novel on 1920s Ceylon, now Sir Lanka, featuring a conflict between tradition and modernism. The first is represented by a man who is dominated by his father, the second by a woman who rides a bicycle and opposes an arranged marriage.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781551997186
Branch Call Number: 823 21
Characteristics: 1 online resource (357 pages)

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Brookerbecks Nov 26, 2011

A griping story about passion and duty set in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during the twenties at a time of political upheaval when nationalist forces and labour unions were on the rise. It examines homosexuality (called 'inversion' during the times portrayed) in the face of extreme hetrocentricity. I think it is a good book to show straight people the pain that many homosexuals experience though the book is about much more than that. I felt the true hero of the story was the servant whose duty followed his heart. It is a touching and engrossing story well worth reading.

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