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Author: Shyam Selvadurai
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although life for Amrith in 1980 Sri Lanka seems rather uneventful and orderly, things change in a hurry when his male cousin arrives from Canada and Amrith finds himself completely enamored with his new visitor. The setting is Sri Lanka, 1980, and it is the season of monsoons. Fourteen-year-old Amrith is caught up in the life of the cheerful, well-to-do household in which he is being raised by his vibrant Auntie  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Selvadurai, Shyam, 1965-
Swimming in the monsoon sea.
Toronto : Tundra Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)607801562
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shyam Selvadurai
ISBN: 0887767354 9780887767357 9780887768347 0887768342
OCLC Number: 57281497
Awards: Governor General's Literary Awards. Canada Council for the Arts
CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award
Description: 274 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Shyam Selvadurai.
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Although life for Amrith in 1980 Sri Lanka seems rather uneventful and orderly, things change in a hurry when his male cousin arrives from Canada and Amrith finds himself completely enamored with his new visitor. The setting is Sri Lanka, 1980, and it is the season of monsoons. Fourteen-year-old Amrith is caught up in the life of the cheerful, well-to-do household in which he is being raised by his vibrant Auntie Bundle and kindly Uncle Lucky. He tries not to think of his life before, when his doting mother was still alive. Amrith's holiday plans seem unpromising: he wants to appear in his school's production of Othello and he is learning to type at Uncle Lucky's tropical fish business. Then, like an unexpected monsoon, his cousin arrives from Canada and Amrith's ordered life is storm-tossed. He finds himself falling in love with the Canadian boy. Othello, with its powerful theme of disastrous jealousy, is the backdrop to the drama in which Amrith finds himself immersed. Shyam Selvadurai's brilliant novels, Funny Boy and Cinnamon Gardens, have garnered him international acclaim. In this, his first young adult novel, he explores first love with clarity, humor, and compassion.

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