If someone were to recommend a novel in which the reader knows, from Page 1—in fact, from the back cover—that the protagonist loses five people she loves in a matter of moments, I would be skeptical. By Marcia Kaye. Genre: Non-fiction, memoir, natural disaster, survival non-fiction, substance abuse, grief, death. If you are a writer with Sonali Deraniyagala’s skill, you write the unspeakable. Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala: Review. Language: English. April 15th, 2014 . Country: Sri Lanka. The the Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala, a symbol that I thought was pretty central was the ocean. Audio: 5 hours and 24 min. Author: Sonali Deraniyagala.

Reviewed By Diksha Basu. Wave By Sonali Deraniyagala (Knopf; 228 pages; $24) In December 2004, when some of the places I had visited and loved in Sri Lanka were hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami, I watched from afar in horror. It knocked them out of the jeep that they were trying to get away in and swept her husband and kids away, and they were eventually found dead. The ocean was where the tsunami came from. Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala. Title: Wave. It would be too far-fetched for fiction. MK. read. Nonfiction — What do you do when life hits you with grief and pain that is so overwhelming that there are no words for it? In her book "Wave" she writes, “No moment of separation, not one that I was aware of anyway. It's as easy to summarize Sonali Deraniyagala’s Wave as it is impossible to truly comprehend it. Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala. Fri., March 8, 2013 timer 4 min. Publication Date: 2013. Wave By Sonali Deraniyagala 2013 240 pages. "Wave" by Sonali Deraniyagala Sonali Deraniyagala's universe changed the moment the sea came and took away her entire family -- her parents, her husband and her children -- on December 26, 2004, just as they were preparing to leave their resort hotel in Yala on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Large waves from the ocean covered the hotel that Sonali and her husband and sons were staying in.