"The title story; set against the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 describes Veena Patel's all-too-brief encounter with forbidden love. ‘But Did I Tell You I Can't Dance?' is a hilarious fable about old age; its occasional humiliations and its many heartwarming victories. And in ‘Maleeshya' Ashok himself makes a cameo appearance as a dead author who has embarrassingly come back to life.
Love in the Tsunami brings together a selection of Ashok Ferrey's short fiction with four brand new stories. Enormously wide-ranging and endlessly inventive; Ashok's pen is rib-ticklingly funny and; occasionally; scathingly acerbic. He accurately portrays Sri Lanka in all its diversity.