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On Sal Mal Lane A Tender, Evocative Novel, In The Tradition Of In The Time Of The Butterflies And The Kite Runner, About The Years Leading Up To The Sri Lankan Civil WarOn The Day The Herath Family Moves In, Sal Mal Lane Is Still A Quiet Street, Disturbed Only By The Cries Of The Children Whose Triumphs And Tragedies Sustain The Families That Live There As The Neighbors Adapt To The Newcomers In Different Ways, The Children Fill Their Days With Cricket Matches, Romantic Crushes, And Small Rivalries But The Tremors Of Civil War Are Mounting, And The Conflict Threatens To Engulf Them All In A Heartrending Novel Poised Between The Past And The Future, The Innocence Of The Children A Beloved Sister And Her Overprotective Siblings, A Rejected Son And His Twin Sisters, Two Very Different Brothers Contrasts Sharply With The Petty Prejudices Of The Adults Charged With Their Care In Ru Freeman S Masterful Hands, On Sal Mal Lane, A Story Of What Was Lost To A Country And Her People, Becomes A Resounding Cry For Reconciliation



10 thoughts on “On Sal Mal Lane

  1. says:

    This was a slow book for me which isn t a bad thing at all I m just used to reading faster Some of my favorite books including English Patient, Possession, Middlesex were slow reads too I think sometimes it s good for a reader to be forced to slow down a bit This one started off slow, as the first part of


  2. says:

    On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman is both stunningly beautiful and at the same time deeply sad, but above all takes the reader to places most have not been and this reader knew little about, life leading up to the Sri Lankan civil war Freeman s writing is beautiful, almost poetic at times, even with such a heavy


  3. says:

    a sweet and bittersweet story a compelling read about the innocence of youth, with the backdrop of social unrest in Sri Lanka in the early 1980 s and its roots, yet again, in British imperialism and its impact on those children the author builds a multi layered scenario where various families on the street live a


  4. says:

    Sal Mal Lane is a dead end street in the capitol of Sri Lanka On that street live people of different religions and ethnicities Sinhalese, Tamils, Burghers, Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and Lansis So far, on the surface they get along but a storm is brewing in the country and, with authorial intrusion, we know that t


  5. says:

    This novel is set in Sri Lanka from 1979 to 1983, a time of civil unrest and revolution on this island nation At the center of Freeman s tale is the Herath family and their neighbors on a short street, Sal Mal Lane, in the nation s capitol Colombo In telling their story, Freeman is able to show on multiple levels the gro


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    In Ru Freeman s On Sal Mal Lane, several families live on a quiet lane in Columbo in Sri Lanka in the years just before and during the political upheaval, riots and deaths of the early 1980s One family lacks rancor and is filled with music, sincerity, with hopes and dreams Anther family is fueled by anger and alcohol, with u


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    On Sal Mal Lane examines the tensions in Sri Lanka in the years leading up to the Civil War 1979 1983 through the lens of the inhabitants of Sal Mal Lane, especially the children I found that this was a really effective way to tell the story and while there are dark times there are also moments when kids are just being kids and


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    L histoire d un pays travers celle d une rue de Colombo et de ses habitants d origines et de classes sociales diverses cinghalais, tamouls, musulmans, bouddhistes ou catholiques vivent ensemble dans cette impasse d un pays menac par les pr mices de la guerre civile venir Le destin d un groupe d enfants embarqu s malgr eux dans des h


  9. says:

    I remember seeing a very favorable review in the NY Times for this novel, and having a smug moment in which I congratulated myself for being the kind of person who reads world literature, and put this on my reserve list at the library Then when it actually came, my reaction waslike Oh This It seemed very daunting once it was in hand bec


  10. says:

    After seeing this book receive such warm praise from Christina T at Reading Extensively, I knew I wanted to check it out I was terrified though when I opened the book and had trouble focusing It s told in omniscient third person from the perspective of the street following a huge crowd of people with particular focus on the four children of


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About the Author: Ru Freeman

Ru Freeman b 1967 is a Sri Lankan born writer and activist whose creative and political work has appeared internationally She is the author of the novels A Disobedient Girl Atria Simon Schuster, 2009 , and On Sal Mal Lane Graywolf Press , a NYT Editor s Choice Book Both novels have been translated into multiple languages including Italian, French, Turkish, Dutch, and Chinese She is e Ru Freeman b 1967 is a Sri Lankan born writer and activist whose creative and political work has appeared internationally She is the author of the novels A Disobedient Girl Atria Simon Schuster, 2009 , and On Sal Mal Lane Graywolf Press , a NYT Editor s Choice Book Both novels have been translated into multiple languages including Italian, French, Turkish, Dutch, and Chinese She is editor of the anthology, Extraordinary Rendition American Writers on Palestine OR Books, 2015 , a collection of the voices of 65 American poets and writers speaking about America s dis engagement with Palestine Freeman holds a graduate degree in labor studies, researching female migrant labor in the countries of Kuwait, the U.A.E, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and has worked at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, in the South Asia office of the American Federation of Labor Congress of Industrial Organizations AFL CIO , and the American Friends Service Committee in their humanitarian and disaster relief programs She is a contributing editorial board member of the Asian American Literary Review, and a fellow of the Bread Loaf Writer s Conference, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts She is the 2014 winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction by an American Woman Freeman writes for the Huffington Post on books and politics