Rice Boy by Sunil Kuruvilla

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In front of a house in India, sixteen-year-old Tina learns the ancient arts of kolam, the creation of elaborate patterns with rice powder, from her great-grandmother, in preparation for her marriage to a man she has never met. Meanwhile, in front of a house in Canada, Tina’s cousin, Tommy, sits in a tree, trying to make sense of his heritage.

Playwrights Canada Press, 2003.
ISBN: 9780887546723. 76 pp.
Softcover. Very good.