Colpetty People by Ashok Ferrey

Category: Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Random House India
Rights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)

In his extraordinary first book, Ashok Ferry chronicles, in a gently probing voice, the journeys of his questing characters. His tales of social-climbing Sri Lankans, of the pathos of immigration, of rich people with poor taste, of ice-cream karma, of innocent love, eternity, and more take us into the worlds of Colombo’s nouveau riche, hoity-toity returnees, old-fashioned aristocrats, and the poor mortals trapped between all of them. Absurd, sad, scathing and generous, but mostly wickedly funny, Colpetty People presents modern Sri Lankans as they navigate worlds between Ceylon and the West.