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The year of the runaways / Sunjeev Sahota.

By: Sahota, Sunjeev, 1981- [author.].
Publisher: London Picador, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 467 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781447241669 (paperback).Subject(s): Families | Immigrants | Young men | East Indians -- Fiction | East Indians -- England -- Fiction | East Indians -- England -- Sheffield -- Fiction | East Indians | Families -- Fiction | Young men -- England -- Sheffield -- Fiction | Indians -- England -- Fiction | Immigrants -- Fiction | Sheffield (England) -- Fiction | England -- SheffieldGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. | Fiction. | Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 823.92
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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, this generous, unforgettable novel is a story of dignity in the face of adversity and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.

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