"There is much to commend. . . . As one of her characters comments, 'Jane Austen's observation of society was part critical, part amused.' That quality is evident here." —Sunday Times
"Sensitively observed, at once a bold novel of national consciousness and a tender tale of family and friendship." —Sunday Business Post
About the Author
Yasmine Gooneratne was born in Sri Lanka. She won acclaim as a critic and has published several works of literary criticism, including studies of Jane Austen, Alexander Pope, Leonard Woolf, and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, and one previous novel.