Book Description: Winner of the Commonwealth Book PrizeĀ *Ā Winner of the $50,000 DSCĀ Prize forĀ South Asian Literature **Ā A Publishers Weekly "First Fiction"Ā Pick for Spring 2012 *Ā āA crazy ambidextrous delight. A drunk and totally unreliable narrator runs alongside the reader insisting him or her into the great fictional possibilities of cricket.ā--Michael OndaatjeĀ Aging sportswriter W.G. Karunasena's liver is shot. Years of drinking have seen to that. As his health fades, he embarks with his friend Ari on a madcap search for legendary cricket bowler Pradeep Mathew. En route they discover a mysterious six-fingered coach, a Tamil Tiger warlord, and startling truths about their beloved sport and country. A prizewinner in Sri Lanka, and a sensation in India and Britain, The Legend of Pradeep Mathew is a nimble and original debut that blends cricket and the history of modern Sri Lanka into a vivid and comedic swirl.