Friday, February 10, 2017

Book 10: The Year of the Runaways, Sunjeev Sahota


This is an engrossing book about three young Indian men who come to England for a year to find work - they come from different backgrounds and come in different ways and for different reasons. It's a compelling, if somewhat bleak, picture of difficult choices, and hard lives, in a culture which, for all I'm exposed to different aspects of it fairly often, I don't have a very thorough understand of. (Not really accurate to say it's a single culture, of course, a point very obvious in the book.) Not surprised it was shortlisted for the Booker. A good read.

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