The Frangipani Year

by Perera Hussein Publishing House


Alexandra Harris is a German/American writer and communications specialist who has worked for a number of development organizations and non-profits. She currently lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka with her husband and their young daughters. Alexandra is a lifelong expat and third culture kid, having grown up in Jakarta and Cairo. This is her first novel.

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One year after the Indian Ocean tsunami

Angela finds herself flying into the devastated region of Banda Aceh as a researcher for the UN. Enthusiastic and committed, the young American woman arrives at a place swarming with young aid workers, and she soon enters a world that is nothing like what she has known.

Post-tsunami Banda Aceh is a unique bubble where everyday experiences like house hunting or going to a coffee shop are wracked with complications and a work trip can end up at a football game played by elephants.

While Angela rapidly becomes disillusioned with the NGO life, she has to cope with falling in love in a region where men and women are traditionally segregated. Soon Angela finds herself wondering if she will have to choose between love and work.

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Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 2 cm


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Perera Hussein Publishing House

The Perera Hussein Publishing House was established by Sam Perera and Ameena Hussein in December 2003 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The main aim of the publishing house is to encourage Sri Lankan authors who will inspire, provoke and entertain.

Riding the crest of the new wave of high quality South Asian literature, our authors have gone on to win awards and be nominated for international prizes.

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