Funny Boy Summary
Shyam Selvadurai

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Funny Boy Overview

“Funny Boy” is a gay young adult novel by Shyam Selvadurai which recounts the childhood and teenage years of Arjie as he discovers he is gay while growing up in Sri Lanka in the late 1970s and early 1980s. "Funny Boy" deals with themes ranging from homosexuality and family to racism, intolerance, and tradition as Arjie seeks to handle his homosexuality against a violent political background.