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The Road Home (Paperback)
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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 12/06/2008
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From the author of The Gustav Sonata Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to Britain, seeking work. Behind him loom the figures of his dead wife, his beloved young daugher and his outrageous friend Rudi who - dreaming of the wealthy West - lives largely for his battered Chevrolet. Ahead of Lev lies the deep strangeness of the British: their hostile streets, their clannish pubs, their obsession with celebrity. London holds out the alluring possibility of friendship, sex, money and a new career and, if Lev is lucky, a new sense of belonging... Over a million Rose Tremain books sold `A writer of exceptional talent ... Tremain is a writer who understands every emotion' Independent I `There are few writers out there with the dexterity or emotional intelligence to rival that of the great Rose Tremain' Irish Times `Tremain has the painterly genius of an Old Master, and she uses it to stunning effect' The Times `Rose Tremain is one of the very finest British novelists' Salman Rushdie `Tremain is a writer of exemplary vision and particularity. The fictional world is rendered with extraordinary vividness' Marcel Theroux, Guardian

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099478461
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A novel of urgent humanity" * Sunday Telegraph *
"Rose Tremain does not disappoint. The Road Home is thematically rich, dealing with loss and separation, mourning and melancholia... As always her writing has a delicious, crunchy precision" * Observer *
"Filled with emotional richness, complex sensibility and a passionate insistence on the humanity of the poor" * Sunday Times *
"A classic work by the gifted Tremain" * Guardian *
"'Tremain is a magnificent story-teller'" * Independent on sunday *

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“The Road Home”

Wonderfully written novel about Lev the Eastern European who takes a coach to England in the hope of finding a better life for his family. We follow his trials and tribulations and share the problems he faces in a... More

Paperback edition
20th July 2008
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“Engaging read”

I didn't think I was going to like this book as much as I did. Lev the central character is very sympathetically drawn and you fear for him throughout. Tremain maintains the tension well as this slightly broken... More

Paperback edition
28th April 2012
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“The Road Home”

This book covers a really topical subject - immigrants. It's a very powerful book, that gives a glimpse into the lives of many immigrants in London.

Paperback edition
19th March 2009
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