THIS is essentially the story of a Sri Lankan journalist’s hunt for a long-forgotten and fictional Sri Lankan cricketer called Pradeep Mathew, who has had a brief but meteoric cricketing career in the late 80s and early 90s that sees him achieve superhuman bowling records. But this cricketer vanishes as quickly as he has appeared on the sports scene.
As a curious and increasingly obsessive, 64-year old journalist, Karunasena begins to peel bare the layers of Mathew’s life as he realises something is amiss. Mathew has vanished not just from the cricketing scene; it appears he has ceased to exist. His existence has even been expunged from the record books and there is something disturbingly Orwellian about it all.
On one hand we see the obsessed, alcoholic journalist, well in the twilight of his career, going in search of a human who exists or not and on the other, there is the very real world that this journalist occupies.
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