The Enchanted Loom

The Enchanted Loom

by Suvendrini Lena

Translated by Dushy Gnanapragasam

Published by: Theatre Communications Group

192 Pages, 5.38 x 8.38 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780369100313
  • Published: December 2020


The Sri Lankan civil war has left many scars on Thangan and his family, most noticeably the loss of his eldest son and the crippling epileptic seizures brought on by his torture. As the final days of the war play out, the family bears witness from their new home of Toronto. Thangan’s other son Kanan comes home from a protest, shaken that someone referred
to him by his brother’s name. His young daughter Kavitha innocently dances around with a mysterious pair of anklets that she found. And Thangan’s wife Sevi is consumed with feeling responsible for her broken family. Amidst the ongoing trauma, the family is faced with the possibility of Thangan undergoing neurological surgery. Will the surgery give them a
chance to heal, or will it cause even more pain?