China Room

China Room

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/05/2022
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Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2022

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021.

Read the heart-stopping new novel from the Booker-shortlisted author of The Year of the Runaways.

Mehar, a young bride in rural 1929 Punjab, is trying to discover the identity of her new husband. She and her sisters-in-law, married to three brothers in a single ceremony, spend their days hard at work in the family's 'china room', sequestered from contact with the men. When Mehar develops a theory as to which of them is hers, a passion is ignited that will put more than one life at risk.

Spiralling around Mehar's story is that of a young man who in 1999 travels from England to the now-deserted farm, its 'china room' locked and barred. In enforced flight from the traumas of his adolescence - his experiences of addiction, racism, and estrangement from the culture of his birth - he spends a summer in painful contemplation and recovery, finally gathering the strength to return home.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784706364
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 181g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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