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Funny boy, Shyam Selvadurai

Label
Funny boy
Title
Funny boy
Statement of responsibility
Shyam Selvadurai
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An evocative coming-of-age novel about growing up gay in Sri Lanka during the Tamil-Sinhalese conflict—one of the country’s most turbulent and deadly periods.Arjie is “funny.”The second son of a privileged family in Sri Lanka, he prefers staging make-believe wedding pageants with his female cousins to battling balls with the other boys. When his parents discover his innocent pastime, Arjie is forced to abandon his idyllic childhood games and adopt the rigid rules of an adult world. Bewildered by his incipient sexual awakening, mortified by the bloody Tamil-Sinhalese conflicts that threaten to tear apart his homeland, Arjie painfully grows toward manhood and an understanding of his own “different” identity
Summary
A boy growing up in an upper middle class family in Sri Lanka struggles with his own gay identity while the world around him disintegrates as a result of growing racial tension and civil unrest
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1997.
  • Books in Canada First Novel Award, 1994.
  • Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Fiction, 1996.
Awards note
Lambda Literary Award, 1996
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
054854
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Selvadurai, Shyam
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9440.9.S42
LC item number
F86 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
780
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young men
  • Gay men
  • Domestic fiction
  • Sri Lanka
Target audience
adult
Label
Funny boy, Shyam Selvadurai
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First William Morrow paperback edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780062392985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913576833
  • (OCoLC)ocn913576833
  • 489393
Label
Funny boy, Shyam Selvadurai
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First William Morrow paperback edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780062392985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913576833
  • (OCoLC)ocn913576833
  • 489393

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