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Why "The Boat People" is an important, timely read

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Why "The Boat People" is an important, timely read

Canadian Living Books

Why "The Boat People" is an important, timely read

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A gripping and morally complex novel inspired by a real incident. 

A real ship of refugees from war-torn Sri Lanka inspired Sharon Bala's debut novel about fictional Mahindan and his young son, who arrive in Vancouver only to be detained, imprisoned and subject to heavy interrogation. The compelling and timely tale weaves perspectives of Mahindan, his lawyer, Priya, and Grace, the adjudicator tasked with deciding his fate.

The Boat People (McClelland & Stewart) by Sharon Bala, $25.

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