Book review: Tale Of The Dreamer’s Son is a family drama in a one-god commune

Malaysian author Preeta Samarasan again takes family dysfunction as her subject in Tale Of The Dreamer’s Son. PHOTOS: PREETA SAMARASAN, WORLD EDITIONS
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Tale Of The Dreamer’s Son
By Preeta Samarasan
Fiction/World Editions/Paperback/491 pages/$26.53/Buy here or borrow here
4 out of 5

Malaysian author Preeta Samarasan in this second effort retains much of what made her debut work, Evening Is The Whole Day (2008), a success. She again takes family dysfunction as her subject, first in drips, then unveiling in a deluge how an act of youthful jealousy paves the way for tragedy.

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