Cinnamon Gardens

Cinnamon Gardens

Book - 1998
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Follows the lives of a family and their friends in 1920s Ceylon.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1998
ISBN: 9780771079566
Characteristics: 389 p. ; 22 cm


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Brookerbecks Nov 26, 2011

A griping story about passion and duty set in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during the twenties at a time of political upheaval when nationalist forces and labour unions were on the rise. It examines homosexuality (called 'inversion' during the times portrayed) in the face of extreme hetrocentricity. I think it is a good book to show straight people the pain that many homosexuals experience though the book is about much more than that. I felt the true hero of the story was the servant whose duty followed his heart. It is a touching and engrossing story well worth reading.

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