Colpetty People
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Colpetty People  (English, Paperback, Ferry Ashok)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Random House, India
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9788184003062, 8184003064
  • Pages: 200
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    Social comedy at its best, eighteen laugh-out-loud stories.

    In this extraordinary debut, Ashok Ferry chronicles, in a gently probing voice, the journeys of characters seeking something beyond the barriers of nations and generations. His tales of social-climbing Sri Lankans, of the pathos of immigration, of rich people with poor taste, of ice-cream karma, of innocent love, eternity, and more take us to Colombo’s nouveau riche, hoity-toity returnees, ladies with buttery skin and square fingernails, old-fashioned aristocrats, and the poor mortals trapped between them.

    Ferry’s stories comprise characters that are ‘serious and fine and upstanding, and infinitely dull’, but also others like young John-John, who loses his childhood somewhere ‘high up in the air between Asmara and Rome’; the maid, Agnes of God whose mango-sucking teeth ‘fly out at you like bats out of the mouth of a cave’; Ashoka, the immigrant who embodies his Sri Lankan identity only on the bus-ride between home and work; and Professor Jayaweera who finds sterile freedoms caged in the
    ‘unbending, straight lines of Western Justice’.

    Absurd, sad, scathing and generous, but mostly wickedly funny, Colpetty People presents modern Sri Lankans as they navigate worlds between Ceylon and the West.

    About the Author
    Ashok Ferrey
    has been many things: failed builder, indifferent mathematician, barman, personal trainer to the rich and infamous. He lives in Colombo with his wife, two kids and his cholesterol.

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    Book Details
    • Random House, India
    • 198 mm
    • 129 mm
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    Highly recommended

    The stories are amazing! Will recommend everyone to buy the book. The language is simple with many witty phrases.
    Also,the book was delivered in very good condition. Thank You Flipkart 😊!

    chaitali dutta

    Certified Buyer, Bankura

    Oct, 2019

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