Homesick (Paperback)
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Homesick (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 14/03/2013
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It is New Year's Eve, 1982, and the whole gang is at Victor and Nandini's house. The Godfather is on repeat upstairs. Baila music is blaring from the record player in the lounge. Poppadoms are frying in the kitchen. And Preethi, tipsy on youth and friendship and covert cigarettes out the window, just wants to belong. But what does that mean, to belong? From that New Year's party to a family funeral, via ghetto blasters and growing pains, through 7/7 and the world according to Charlie Chaplin, life in all of its complexity happens to Preethi, Nil, Lolly, Rohan, and their tightly knotted Sri Lankan families in south London.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408830406
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 216 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A debut that can sit alongside Zadie Smith's White Teeth and Andrea Levy's Small Island ... Powerful and revelatory * Sunday Times *
A rambunctious portrait of an extended Sri Lankan family in south London, it's as addictive as any full-length book by Vikram Seth or Michael Ondaatje * Irish Times *
Roshi Fernando, winner of the 2009 Impress Prize, doesn't shirk from the harsh realities of the outcast ... this collection of stories is tender, uplifting and funny * Observer *
Roshi Fernando's urgent stories offer a tantalising glimpse of the unexpected connections people make, living in today's Britain * Romesh Gunesekera *
Roshi Fernando is a virtuoso writer, whose work is distinguished by unique flair, a powerful style and disciplined artistic intelligence * Stevie Davies *

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