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Romesh Gunesekera

‘You have to go on the offensive until you smell victory. Then you have the aphrodisiac and can go full tilt.’

In November, I had my first military encounter in Jaffna. Not what you think. Not a skirmish. The war here, in Sri Lanka, was over. But you could say it was an encounter with the war within: guilt, which I am beginning to see riddles everything. I was asked to take Father Perera and his friend, Patr…

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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