A young Sri Lankan woman needs some advice. Her mother wants her to marry a rich man that she has never met, but what does her boyfriend think?

Romesh Gunesekera's gentle story explores the dilemma with the voice of the young woman as the narrator and leaves the reader suspended at the end. This resource kit was substantially revised in 2010.

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This BritLit kit was first published in 2004.

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