Brotherless Night

Brotherless Night

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 29/06/2023
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Brotherless Night
How has this book not become an international bestseller? Quite one of the most beautifully written, shocking and thought provoking books I have ever read.... READ MORE
Kurde @Horsham
Brotherless Night
Brutally Beautiful
Difficult book to review, it is brutal but also beautifully written. Focused on the civil war in Sri Lanka between the Sinalese government and the Tamils w... READ MORE
Neil Challis @Windsor


Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2024

Sixteen-year-old Sashi wants to become a doctor. But over the next decade, as a vicious civil war tears through her hometown of Jaffna, her dream takes her on a different path as she sees those around her, including her four beloved brothers and their friend, get swept up in violent political ideologies and their consequences.

Desperate to act, she must ask herself: is it possible for anyone to move through life without doing harm?

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241611043
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 460g
  • Dimensions: 218 x 138 x 40 mm

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Brotherless Night
Personal story of the Sri Lankan Civil War
The story of the Sri Lankan civil war is told through the life of Sashi as she grows up and goes to medical school. The book pays painstaking detail to wha... READ MORE
Dr Sharon Valente
Brotherless Night
Trying to Keep Your Hands Clean in War
There is a civil war going on in Sri Lanka in 1981- and sixteen-year-old Sashi reveals what it means to be swept up in the violence and confusion. The good... READ MORE
Michael Burke
Brotherless Night
Heartbreaking but well worthwhile
Brotherless Night by V. V. Ganeshanathan is set in Sri Lanka in the 1980s. Whilst I knew of the civil war, I didn't really know any of the details. The st... READ MORE
Klaire Sinclair
Brotherless Night
Women's Prize for Fiction Longlisted
Once again I had not heard of this book until it was longlisted for the Women's Prize for fiction. I do love how prize lists etc uncover brilliant books t... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp