The Bombs May Have Stopped, But The Wounds of War Are Still Deep

A CROSSING FROM THE NORTH by Anuk Arudpragasam Anuk Arudpragasam’s second novel, “Gateway to the North,” begins with Krishan learning of the death of his ailing grandmother’s former caregiver, Rani, and ends two days later as she watches Rani’s body burn on her funeral pyre. The pages of intense introspection in between chronicle Krishan’s thoughts …