The author is a medical practitioner in Australia. He has published an anthology of poems, and two novels (enthaiyum naane – I am my father (2014), Angaharam (2015) in Tamil. In addition, he has published many short stories, poems, and articles in Tamil and English. This is the translation of his debut novel in English. Born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, the author has seen the ravages of the civil war in that country. He has lived and worked as a medical doctor in five countries in four continents. He has worked with or treated people from over 95 countries. Drawing from his unique life experiences, his writings reflect an international perspective.