The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida

by Shehan Karunatilaka

£9.99

Fiction

Paperback

9781914502071

Published by Sort of Books

Published April 2023

Books > Fiction

A searing satire set amid the murderous mayhem of Sri Lanka beset by civil war Colombo, 1990.

Maali Almeida, war photographer, gambler and closet gay, has woken up dead in what seems like a celestial visa office. His dismembered body is sinking in the serene Beira lake and he has no idea who killed him.

At a time where scores are settled by death squads, suicide bombers and hired goons, the list of suspects is depressingly long, as the ghouls and ghosts with grudges who cluster round can attest. But even in the afterlife, time is running out for Maali. He has seven moons to try and contact the man and woman he loves most and lead them to a hidden cache of photos that will rock Sri Lanka.

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