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Gunesekera, Romesh. THE SANDGLASS. New York City, NY: The New Press, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 278 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's second novel. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. His first novel was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1994 and was widely praised on both sides of the Atlantic. The second book, just getting it written at all, is often the "acid test" for every writer. Gunesekera passes the test with flying colors. Born and raised in the Philippines, a Sri Lankan by nationality, London-based, Romesh Gunesekera is now firmly established as a cult writer with a considerable international following. A triumphant achievement that deserves a much wider readership. A "must-have" title for Romesh Gunesekera collectors. This title had a very small print run, which promptly disappeared from major bookstores and online. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the most brilliant living writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROMESH GUNESEKERA TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 156584484X. $20.00

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