The Year of the Runaways

Product Number: WEB115158
Released: 18 Jun, 2015
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 52 Circs
ISBN: #9781447241676
Publisher: Picador
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015'A brilliant and beautiful novel' Kamila Shamsie, Guardian'The Grapes of Wrath for the 21st century' Washington PostThe Year of the Runaways tells of the bold dreams and daily struggles of an unlikely family thrown together by circumstance. Thirteen young men live in a house in Sheffield, each in flight from India and in desperate search of a new life. Tarlochan, a former rickshaw driver, will say nothing about his past in Bihar; and Avtar has a secret that binds him to protect the choatic Randeep. Randeep, in turn, has a visa-wife in a flat on the other side of town: a clever, devout woman whose cupboards are full of her husband's clothes, in case the immigration men surprise her with a call.Sweeping between India and England, and between childhood and the present day, Sunjeev Sahota's generous, unforgettable novel is - as with Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance - a story of dignity in the face of adversity and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. Sunjeev Sahota was born in 1981 in Derbyshire. His debut novel, Ours are the Streets, was called 'Nothing short of extraordinary' Observer; 'A moral work of real intelligence and power' The Times. He is one of Granta's Best of British Novelists 2013.

Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
Genre: Literature
Original Publish Date: 18 Jun, 2015

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Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
Narrator(s): Sartaj Garewal
Product Number CX2408
Released: 01 Oct, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781510008809
eAudio
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Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
Narrator(s): Sartaj Garewal
Product Number TCM222
Released: 01 Jan, 2016
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781510019409
Playaway
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Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
Narrator(s): Sartaj Garewal
Product Number D2770
Released: 01 Jan, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781510016842

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