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The novel is set amongst the civil war in Sri Lanka where organized murder campaigns bring disappearances to all sides of the war. Anil is a forensic anthropologist, returning to Sri Lanka, sent by an international human rights organisation to investigate these deaths. She sets out with a local forensic doctor to discover the identity of a skeleton unearthed in a government archaeological site. An intriguing trip into forensic methods in which Anil and her co-worker are challenged in their quest and in which the full horrors of the civil war are explored.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   general liberal/left wing activism    -   fighting government corruption Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   conduct in war Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Other Asian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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