Summary: My father sat in the front seat of the taxi on the drive into Colombo, the capital. In the early morning the temperature was already well over ninety degrees, typical for April, the hottest and most humid month of the year. From the back seat I could see the colors of my father’s flannel collar darkening with sweat. Before reaching the hotel his entire shirt would be saturated, his entire face damp. Though I felt an impulse to pat him dry, I just sat far back in my seat and watched the scenery. We drove on the left side of
ISBN: 9780820346618