Sam's Story by Elmo Jayawardena is a simple story set in Srilanka, when the northern part of the country was at war.
The story-telling is straight-forward, literally. It made me wonder if certain things could be explained the way it's mentioned in the novel. But, it's just a story, a piece of fiction. Which is told nicely. It's about Sam and how the war affects him.
Another story on war, you might say, but the perspective is different.