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The year of the runaways
The year of the runaways
Sahota, Sunjeev, 1981-2015
The 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, this generous, unforgettable novel is a story of dignity in the face of adversity and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.
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The year of the runaways / Sunjeev Sahota.
London : Picador, 2015©2015
467 pages ; 25 cm.
9781447241669 (paperback)
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryAdult FictionSAHOAvailable
Sandringham LibraryAdult FictionSAHOUnavailable due to Sandringham Library Building Project until early 2021. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)