Softly, As I Leave You by Chandani Lokuge - Winner of the Godage Award.
One late spring morning, Uma awakens to a life in which her relationships – to lover, to husband, to son – seem unbearably tangled. In capturing its searing and intimate moments, the story transcends into a meditation on love and betrayal, grief and redemption.
'The heart-breaking clarity of Chandani Laokugé's writing resonates long after reading Softly, As I Leave You.' - Susan Kurosawa
'Chandani Lokugé writes with unfailing verbal felicity, in the language of the men and women of our time, over the whole range of human communication.' – Prof. Ashley Halpé
Chandani Lokuge is an Associate Professor at Monash University, Australia
What Lies BETWEEN Us - Winner of the State Literary Award | Winner of the Godage Award.
In the idyllic hill country of Sri Lanka, a young girl grows up with her loving family; but even in paradise, terror lurks, forcing her and her mother to immigrate to America. Both love and loss fill her life, and though she thrives, her scars haunt her into adulthood making her hold on reality more tenuous. When the past and present collide, she sees no other choice than to commit her unforgivable final act. This is her confession.
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