Shankari Chandran was raised in Canberra, Australia. She spent a decade in London, working as a lawyer in the social justice field. She eventually returned home to Australia, where she now lives with her husband, four children and their cavoodle puppy, Benji. She is the author of three novels, Song of the Sun God, The Barrier and Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens.
'moving' * The Age & The Sun Herald *
'mighty' * The Weekend Australian *
'a book that doesn't look away from the brutality of the Sri Lankan conflict - torture, forced displacements and disappearances, cultural destruction and worse - but it also balances horror with humour, and indeed love.' * Sydney Morning Herald *
'an emotive and insightful read.' * The Saturday Paper *