You People (Hardback)
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You People (Hardback)

You People (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 02/04/2020
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Politically alert, humane and heart-breaking, You People is a novel about life in the shadows, following the lives of a group of illegal immigrants in London. 

The Pizzeria Vesuvio looks like any other Italian restaurant in London - with a few small differences. The chefs who make the pizza fiorentinas are Sri Lankan, and half the kitchen staff are illegal immigrants.

At the centre is Tuli, the restaurant's charismatic proprietor and resident Robin Hood, who promises to help anyone in need. Welsh nineteen-year-old Nia, haunted by her troubled past, is running from her family. Shan, having fled the Sri Lankan civil war, is desperate to find his.

But when Tuli's guidance leads them all into dangerous territory, and the extent of his mysterious operation unravels, each is faced with an impossible moral choice.

In a world where the law is against you, how far would you be willing to lie for a chance to live?

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241409534
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 301 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Enthralling as a thriller, yet also a beautiful human drama, and a serious enquiry into the possibility of goodness.' - Tessa Hadley

'Beautiful and brilliant. The exquisite writing is vivid, poetic and perceptive; the characters alive and compelling. Everything I want from a novel. I loved it.' - Stephen Merchant 

'A startlingly original, continuously astute, and deeply compassionate novel. You People alerts us, in these dark times, to the possibility of human nobility.' - Pankaj Mishra 

'Lalwani is a writer who understands people, and it shines through in her descriptions. This is a moving, authentic, humane novel which raises fundamental questions about what it means to be kind in an unkind world, and it will stay with me for a long time.' - Guardian 

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Flavio Mulsane

“Gripping, beautifully written and necessary”

You People by Nikita Lalwani feels like something of a departure for the author, and a welcome one at that. By fusing the carefully drawn acuity of literary fiction, with an intelligent embrace of the thriller genre,... More

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“Thrilling and warm-hearted deep dive into city life and the undocumented”

As a portrait of intersecting lives in the big city that's smart, kindhearted, detailed without being long (in fact, refreshingly breezy a read) and curious about what constitutes a moral intervention towards... More

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“A modern masterpiece”

I absolutely loved this book. It's a gripping thriller and an important look at immigration in one brilliantly written vignette of London. I haven't read any Lalwani before but she has that rare quality of... More

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