We’re hosting a giveaway for The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by award-winning Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka. I have not read this novel because of time constraints, so I won’t be reviewing it. Because it made a real splash in India and the UK when it was published, I wanted to offer it in a giveaway rather than donating it to the library. It is also a Summer 2012 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection!
I’ve heard this novel described as a book about cricket but as one Seattle reviewer wrote, “To refer to The Legend of Pradeep Mathew as a book about cricket is a sin tantamount to calling Moby Dick a book about a whale.”
Another reviewer wrote, “…you needn’t know anything about Sri Lanka or cricket in order to love it.”
A London reviewer wrote, “Karunatilaka has a real lightness of touch. he mixes humor and violence with the same deftness with which his protagonist mixes drinks…He allows memory to be distilled through the filters of age and attack, illustrating what the best fiction always does: show that there is never just one truth, one reality…”
One lucky reader will win an advance readers’ copy (ARC) of The Legend of Pradeep Mathew by Shehan Karunatilaka!
1) The deadline for entries is Saturday night, 7/7/2012, at 11:59pm EDST. No entries after that date/time will be eligible.
2) This giveaway is open to entries with U.S. mailing addresses only because we do not ship books outside of the U.S.
3) You must be at least 15 years old to enter this giveaway.
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7) That’s it – it’s a very easy giveaway, so have fun and best of luck!
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