From the Booker prize-winning author of The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida – a rumbustuous, brilliant novel about Sri Lanka, cricket and the search for a legendary sportsman
‘A crazy ambidextrous delight’ Michael Ondaatje
‘Bristling with energy and confidence’ Sunday Times
‘Spellbinding’ Mohammed Hanif
The blazing debut novel by the Booker prize-winning author of The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
Where 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.
Winner of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
Title: Chinaman: From author of Booker Prize 2022 winner The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
Author: Karunatilaka, Shehan
Publication date: 05/04/2012
Publisher: Vintage Publishing