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InstaReview: The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka

"All stories are recycled and all stories are unfair. Many get luck, and many get misery. Many are born to homes with books, many grow up in the swamps of war. In the end, all becomes dust. All stories conclude with a fade to black."

🐱 We have a special introduction this morning! Meet the newest member of our cat gang, Harvey! He has been a wonderful addition and we hope you enjoy the extra level of cuteness in your feed. 🖤🤍

In addition to our kitten introduction, we are presenting our review on the newly crowned Booker Prize winner The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida. This novel follows the “after”life of Maali Almeida in 1980s/1990s Sri Lanka. Maali is a war photographer who’s untimely death leaves him with unfinished business. As he finds himself in purgatory (re: crappy DMV vibes) he learns he has seven moons to communicate with family, discover his killer, and complete his unfinished business. This novel is an absolute whirlwind of a story and we can see how it won the Booker Prize. At times the story slows down with verbose and repetitive language, but overall is fascinating read and a worthwhile add to your TBR stack.


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