Of Saris and Grapefruit

Of Saris and Grapefruit

RS. 850
ISBN : 978-955-1723-51-4
Author : Rukmini Attygalle
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Rukmini Attygalle was born in 1938 and was educated at Bishop's College Colombo; and interrupted her education at the University of Peradeniya to get married in 1960. She has 3 children. The family emigrated to the U.K. in 1971, during the JVP uprising. She has worked in the Civil Service, and after retirement did a diploma in Art and Design. Of Saris and Grapefruits is her first novel


Rukmini Attygalle's debut collection of eleven stories reflect inner strength in times of need. They take the reader into the everyday lives of ordinary people; from a little girl asserting her independence with her family in England, to a newly widowed woman unexpectedly revisiting her past, to a surprising friend in a street beggar. Of Saris and Grapefruit is a collection that layers poignant textures and feelings from one story to another, that captures significant life changes with entertaining and revealing outcomes.

 

"Rukmini Attygalle's first published collection of short stories makes for delightful reading.... From them emerge a palpable freshness and feminine ingenuity." Nanda Pethiagoda Wanasundera, Journalist and Author of Parallel Lives

"These stories are engaging and vibrant." Leelananda de Silva, Public Servant, UN consultant, and Author of The Long Littleness of Life: a Memoir of Government, the United Nations, Family and Friends

"This collection of stories displays many clear insights, much deep feeling, and also an engaging sense of humour" Michael O'Leary, Writer and Columnist