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The Match

by Romesh Gunesekera - £8.99  Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2007)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780747579397 | ISBN 10: 0747579393

A heartwarming novel about life, love and cricket from this Booker-shortlisted author.
 
As a teenager from Sri Lanka, Sunny liked to play cricket. But none of his new friends in Manila were remotely interested. That is until the gorgeous Tina arrived, all poise and perfection. Three decades on, Sunny is settled in London with a teenage son of his own. But despite the quiet comfort of his life, he feels unmoored.
 
Trying to reconnect with his past, he goes to watch the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team play at the Oval. As the sun goes down at the end of the match he realises that love, like cricket, is more than just a game. He sees one last chance to get his life into focus, if only there is time.

"Sunny discovers both heart and home. Gunesekera's gift is to bring it to us too, with surprise and joy, in a great burst of comprehension."
(Wisden Cricketer)

(Price & availability last checked: June 2018)

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