War and the Novel of Integrity in 'The Story of a Brief Marriage'

War and the Novel of Integrity in 'The Story of a Brief Marriage'

By Subashini Navaratnam

A brief, brutal, and exquisite novel set over the course of one day in a man's life in the refugee camps of war-torn northern Sri Lanka. 22 Jun 2017 // 10:30 AM

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The Thoughtful Absurdity of 'Spaceplan'

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"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.

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