I returned to Sri Lanka for eight months after the tsunami to work on my book about the island Not Quite Paradise. I thought I had finished the book in 2004, but then the wave hit. And everything changed.
Kids squealed with delight just feet from impromptu graveyards erected just days after December 26, 2004. It is a mixture of heartbreak and hope, joy tempered on this island by the memory of a past much too recent to die.