Emily's Walking Book Club - 'Funny Boy'
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Arjie, part of an affluent Tamil family in 1970s Sri Lanka, is seen as "funny" because he prefers dressing up with the girls and reading Little Women to playing cricket with his brothers. We see Arjie develop an understanding of being gay and struggle with society's growing racial tensions, as Sri Lanka dives into Civil War. Selvadurai elegantly entwines the personal and political in this beautiful, quietly devastating novel.
Organised by Daunt Books, Hampstead.