Jacket for 'The Sandglass'


UK - Granta
USA - Alexander Street Press
Canada - Doubleday

The Sandglass

By Romesh Gunesekera

Published Aug 2011

The Sandglass tells the story of two feuding families whose lives are interlinked by the changing fortunes of postcolonial Sri Lanka. Moving back and forth between London and Sri Lanka, the novel brings to life Prins Ducal and his search for answers about his family’s past, including his father’s rise to wealth, rivalry with the Vatunas family, and a suspicious death – a mystery that further unfolds upon Prins’s arrival in London for his mother’s funeral.