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The Seven Moons’ takes a rather unique angle in discussing the war of the 1980’s and 90’s (mostly) by exploring the war and the country from the perspective of a photographer who was killed and is now a spirit/ghost. He narrates the proceedings of the war and its aftermath by traveling on the ‘winds of souls’ and silently witnessing the experiences of the living as they attempt to live their lives during the troubled times. The book becomes something of a detective yarn as well, as his lover (s) try to solve the mystery of his death and the appearance of certain photos that compromise the powers that be. The result is an absurd, funny, tragic, and eye opening account of a time and place for which most of us in the west have little awareness. The beginning of the book is hilarious as the author presents the afterlife as something akin to the DMV, with the ‘helpers’ portrayed as incompetent, bored, unprepared, and basically clueless in their roles of assisting the recently departed. The book becomes more of a history lesson through its dialog although admittedlly, there are many places in the writing that are so obscure that one may need to seek an online historical website/wikipedia to position the characters correctly. The book was apparently initially rejected for publication (at least for global distribution) due to the obscurity of the book, itself.
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- Name: The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
- Author: Shehan Karunatilaka
- Language: English
- Genre: Fiction Satire
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