V. V. Ganeshananthan

Critic

Sri Lanka

V.V. "Sugi" Ganeshananthan is a Sri Lankan American fiction writer, essayist, and journalist. Her work has appeared in many leading newspapers and journals, including Granta, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Washington Post. Ganeshananthan is the author of Love Marriage, a novel set in Sri Lanka and North America, which was published by Random House in April 2008. Love Marriage was named one of The Washington Post Book World's Best of 2008 and appeared on the longlist for the Orange Prize. It was also selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick.

What We Lose

Date: 11 Jul 2017 Category: Books
9.0 Rating
In stark prose, Clemmons’s narrator, Thandi, grieves the agonizing loss of her difficult and loving immigrant mother to cancer. Searing vignettes describe her life before and after her mother’s death. “Most of her friends (and she had many) spoke of her offending them shortly after they met,” Clemmons writes. The light-skinned black daughter of a woman born in South Africa and a man born in New York, Thandi navigates her student days as a ...