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A House in the Country

Romesh Gunesekera

‘The nights had always been noisy: frogs, drums, bottles, dogs barking at the moon’.

The nights had always been noisy: frogs, drums, bottles, dogs barking at the moon. Then one evening there was silence. Ray stepped out on to the veranda. There was no wind. He pulled up a cane chair and sat down. The fireflies had disappeared. The trees and bushes in the small garden were still. Onl…


Romesh Gunesekera

Romesh Gunesekera's first book of stories, Monkfish Moon, was published by Granta Books in 1992. His most recent collection, Noontide Toll, was published in 2014.

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