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The Year Of The Runaways

Author : Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN : 9781101946114
Genre : Fiction
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Short-listed for the 2015 Man Booker Prize The Guardian: The Best Novels of 2015 The Independent: Literary Fiction of the Year 2015 From one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists and Man Booker Prize nominee Sunjeev Sahota—a sweeping, urgent contemporary epic, set against a vast geographical and historical canvas, astonishing for its richness and texture and scope, and for the utter immersiveness of its reading experience. Three young men, and one unforgettable woman, come together in a journey from India to England, where they hope to begin something new—to support their families; to build their futures; to show their worth; to escape the past. They have almost no idea what awaits them. In a dilapidated shared house in Sheffield, Tarlochan, a former rickshaw driver, will say nothing about his life in Bihar. Avtar and Randeep are middle-class boys whose families are slowly sinking into financial ruin, bound together by Avtar’s secret. Randeep, in turn, has a visa wife across town, whose cupboards are full of her husband’s clothes in case the immigration agents surprise her with a visit. She is Narinder, and her story is the most surprising of them all. The Year of the Runaways unfolds over the course of one shattering year in which the destinies of these four characters become irreversibly entwined, a year in which they are forced to rely on one another in ways they never could have foreseen, and in which their hopes of breaking free of the past are decimated by the punishing realities of immigrant life. A novel of extraordinary ambition and authority, about what it means and what it costs to make a new life—about the capaciousness of the human spirit, and the resurrection of tenderness and humanity in the face of unspeakable suffering. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

Ours Are The Streets

Author : Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN : 9780330545778
Genre : Fiction
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Sunjeev Sahota's Ours are the Streets is a poignant and powerful story of political radicalization. When Imtiaz Raina leaves England for the first time, to bury his father on his family’s land near Lahore, he exchanges his uncertain life in Sheffield for a road that leads to the mountains of Kashmir and Afghanistan. Once back in Yorkshire, he writes through the night to his young wife Becka and baby daughter Noor, and tries to explain, in a story full of affection and yearning, what has happened to him – and why he has a devastating new sense of home.
Category: Fiction


Author : Doug Lambeth
ISBN : 9780972821841
Genre : Murder
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Jimmy Biffman's life has just cratered. His wife dumps him for Dr. Dwayne the periodontist, he's downsized out of a job, and he's living in a trailer in his best friend Erica's backyard. So, when Erica hatches a wild scheme to recapture Jimmy's lost youth, he's powerless to resist. With a naive belief in what's possible--and a foolish misunderstanding of the risks--Jimmy and Erica end up out completely of their element and in way over their heads. The unsavory predators who suck them into their world know exactly what they're doing--unlike Erica and Jimmy, who, like two giddy high-schoolers cutting class, have no idea what they're in for.
Category: Murder

The Year S Best Science Fiction Eighteenth Annual Collection

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9780312703721
Genre : Fiction
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The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.
Category: Fiction

The Runaways

Author : Ruth Thomas
ISBN : 0064403009
Genre : Blacks
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Having found an enormous sum of money and been threatened with punishment by their parents for not turning it in to the police, gawky eleven-year-old Julia and her bad-tempered friend Nathan flee London for Brighton and the open countryside.
Category: Blacks

The Novel Newspaper

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ISBN : WISC:89004504577
Genre : American fiction
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Montpelier Parade

Author : Karl Geary
ISBN : 9781911215455
Genre : Dublin (Ireland)
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'Luminous and moving. A story that asks who you can love and how, and a novel that gets to the heart of things; it certainly got to the heart of me.' Sunjeev Sahota, author of The Year of the Runaways The house is on Montpelier Parade- just across town, but it might as well be a different world. Working on the garden with his father one Saturday, Sonny is full of curiosity. Then the back door eases open and she comes down the path towards him. Vera. Chance meetings become shy arrangements, and soon Sonny is in love for the first time. Casting off his lonely life of dreams and quiet violence for this new, intoxicating encounter, he longs to know Vera, even to save her. But what is it that Vera isn't telling him? Unfolding in the sea-bright, rain-soaked Dublin of early spring, Montpelier Parade is a beautiful, cinematic novel about desire, longing, grief, hope and the things that remain unspoken. It is about how deeply we can connect with one another, and the choices we must also make alone.
Category: Dublin (Ireland)

Something About The Author

Author : Gale Group
ISBN : 0787652121
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.
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Author : Brian K. Vaughan
ISBN : 1846530105
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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Every teenager has felt that their parents are cruel and evil, but what if they really were? What would you do if you discovered your parents were not just criminals but super villains, members of a secret, power-hungry cabal?! Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico, their lives are about to change forever when they learn the truth about their parents. Written by popular Marvel writer Brian K. Vaughan with incredible art by Adrian Alphona.
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