Stringhoppers | Romesh Gunesekera | Granta Magazine

Stringhoppers

Romesh Gunesekera

‘In 1956, my father was thirty-nine years old. He didn't even know how to boil an egg.’

In 1956, my father was thirty-nine years old. He didn’t even know how to boil an egg. But within two years he was creating the kookiest dinners in Washington and had the World Bank eating out of his hand. When he got back, everybody wanted to know how he had done it.


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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