Funny Boy

Shyam Selvadurai

Funny Boy

A Tamil boy comes of age in Sri Lanka during a time of turmoil in Shyam Selvadurai's stellar debut novel. Taking place over the seven years that preceeded the 1983 Sri Lankan riots, Funny Boy is a touching novel about sexual awakening, identity and adulthood, set against the backdrop of simmering political tensions.

Funny Boy was a finalist for the 1994 Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Books in Canada First Novel Award.


Shyam Selvadurai on writing what you know:

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