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The Buddha of Suburbia

The Buddha of Suburbia (Paperback)

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Karim lives with his Mum and Dad in a suburb of south London and dreams of making his escape to the bright lights of the big city. But his father is no ordinary Dad, he is 'the buddha of suburbia', a strange and compelling figure whose powers of meditation hold a circle of would-be mystics spellbound with the fascinations of the East. Among his disciples is the glamorous and ambitious Eva, and when 'the buddha of suburbia' runs off with her to a crumbling flat in Barons Court, Karim's life becomes changed in ways that even he had never dreamed of.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 08/01/2009 ISBN-13: 9780571245871  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Hanif Kureishi is the author of novels (including The Buddha of Suburbia, The Black Album and Intimacy), story collections (Love in a Blue Time, Midnight All Day, The Body), plays (including Outskirts, Borderline and Sleep With Me), and screenplays (including My Beautiful Laundrette, My Son the Fanatic and Venus). Among his other publications are the collection of essays Dreaming and Scheming, The Word and the Bomb and the memoir My Ear at his Heart.

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Funny read

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Had to re-read this for work and was surprised by how fresh it still felt. It was the first book I came across that made me think that the British Asian experience was perhaps worth writing about, and it has dated well. Think Kureishi was about ten years ahead of everyone else when it came to the themes of multiculturalism and identity

Sathnam Sanghera - 26/09/2013

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