Jerath’s Beach (Storm Petrel) – Manuscript

Series nameMonkfish Moon
Description

This two-paged typed draft is an extract of the beginning of ‘Storm Petrel’, one of the stories in Gunesekera’s Monkfish Moon Collection. The story’s title was changed from ‘Jerath’s Beach’ to ‘Storm Petrel’ in the final publication.

Date of Creation / Publication
CreatorGunesekera, Romesh
Associated Person/ Organisation
LocationLondon
Collection and Reference NumberRomesh Gunesekera Collection (GB 2661 RG)
Catalogue NumberRG/SN/MM/3
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Romesh Gunesekera
Series notesMonkfish Moon was Gunesekera's first collection of short stories. Published in 1992 by Granta Books, the collection includes nine short stories set in Sri Lanka. Monkfish Moon depicts a war ravaged Sri Lanka as well as the country's breath-taking beauty. Monkfish Moon was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1993.


Collection notesThe Romesh Gunesekera Collection contains digital extracts of his short stories and novels, as well as several poems. The material also includes photographs, handwritten detailed research notes, and annotated manuscripts.
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