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The Road Home

The Road Home

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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...

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 12/06/2008 ISBN-13: 9780099478461  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Rose Tremain lives in North London and Norwich, with the biographer Richard Holmes. Her books have won many prizes including the Whitbread Novel of the Year, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Prix Femina Etranger, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Angel Literary Award and the Sunday Express Book of the Year. Restoration was shortlisted for the Booker and made into a film; The Colour was shortlisted for the Orange and selected by the Daily Mail Reading Club. Her most recent collection, The Darkness of Wallis Simpson, was shortlisted for both the First National Short story Award and the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Two of her books (The Colour and The Way I Found Her) are in development as films, and she is currently working on a TV screenplay to star Sir Ian McKellen.

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The rise and fall and rise again of Lev, a man searching for a new life and opportunities in Britain straight from Eastern Europe. A very humane portrait of a modern immigrant, tenderly drawn, funny and much like a modern fable. One of the best novels I read in 2008. - Rachael

St Pancras International Bookshop - 11/03/2011

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