The Year of the Runaways (CD-Audio)

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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, Sunjeev Sahota's generous, unforgettable novel is - as with Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance - a story of dignity in the face of adversity and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.

About the Author

Sunjeev Sahota s debut novel, "Ours Are the Streets," was called nothing short of extraordinary by the"Observer" and a moral work of real intelligence and power bythe" Times." He was named one of"Granta"'s Best of Young British Novelists of 2013."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781681680248
ISBN-10: 1681680246
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Language: English