Amma By Saraid De Silva

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‘I couldn't put it down – a moving, heartbreaking (and repairing)family drama. The writing is gorgeous, transporting, powerful: this will be oneof the big adult novels of the year’ The Spinoff

‘In Amma, the past is never far away – it binds three generations ofremarkable women, each juggling their own desires and secrets with theexpectations placed on them by tradition and the volatile environments they findthemselves in … A book as shocking and revelatory as any family secret, Ammawill leave you shaken and reminded of the power of love and loyalty’ ChrisTse, New Zealand Poet Laureate

Singapore, 1951

When Josephina is a girl, her parents lock her in a room with the father ofthe boy to whom she's betrothed. What happens next will determine the lives ofgenerations to come.

New Zealand, 1984

Josephina and her family leave Sri Lanka for New Zealand. But their new homeis not what they expected, and for the children, Sithara and Suri, a sudden andshocking event changes everything.

London, 2018

Arriving on her uncle Suri's doorstep, jetlagged and heartbroken, Annie hasno idea what to expect – all she knows is that Suri was cast out of thefamily before she was born.

Moving between cities and generations, Amma follows three women on verydifferent paths, against a backdrop of shifting cultures. As circumstance andmisunderstanding force them apart, it will take the most profound love to knitthem back together before it's too late.

‘I can't remember the last time a book held me captive the way Amma did…the power of memory, of perspective, pain and love in all its different formsthrough the eyes of three unforgettable women’ Ore Agbaje-Williams

‘I couldn't put it down – a moving, heartbreaking (and repairing)family drama. The writing is gorgeous, transporting, powerful: this will be oneof the big adult novels of the year’ The Spinoff

‘In Amma, the past is never far away – it binds three generations ofremarkable women, each juggling their own desires and secrets with theexpectations placed on them by tradition and the volatile environments they findthemselves in … A book as shocking and revelatory as any family secret, Ammawill leave you shaken and reminded of the power of love and loyalty’ ChrisTse, New Zealand Poet Laureate

Singapore, 1951

When Josephina is a girl, her parents lock her in a room with the father ofthe boy to whom she's betrothed. What happens next will determine the lives ofgenerations to come.

New Zealand, 1984

Josephina and her family leave Sri Lanka for New Zealand. But their new homeis not what they expected, and for the children, Sithara and Suri, a sudden andshocking event changes everything.

London, 2018

Arriving on her uncle Suri's doorstep, jetlagged and heartbroken, Annie hasno idea what to expect – all she knows is that Suri was cast out of thefamily before she was born.

Moving between cities and generations, Amma follows three women on verydifferent paths, against a backdrop of shifting cultures. As circumstance andmisunderstanding force them apart, it will take the most profound love to knitthem back together before it's too late.

‘I can't remember the last time a book held me captive the way Amma did…the power of memory, of perspective, pain and love in all its different formsthrough the eyes of three unforgettable women’ Ore Agbaje-Williams

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