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Sunjeev Sahota

Teoksen The Year of the Runaways tekijä

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Sunjeev Sahota was born in Derbyshire, England in 1981. His novels include Ours Are the Streets and The Year of the Runaways, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Tekijän teokset

The Year of the Runaways (2015) 688 kappaletta
China Room (2021) 271 kappaletta
Ours are the Streets (2011) 82 kappaletta
The Spoiled Heart (2024) 24 kappaletta

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Syntymäaika
1981
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
UK
Maa (karttaa varten)
UK
Syntymäpaikka
Derbyshire, England, UK
Asuinpaikat
Derbyshire, England, UK
Koulutus
Imperial College, London
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Granta's Best of Young British Novelists (2013)

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I read a full third of this book and was very bored. I found the prose and the characters quite bland and there was little momentum to the plot. It centres around a 40-something man, Nayan, vying with a younger ideologically Woke woman for leadership of a union.

Nayan has a sad past: over two decades ago, his mother and child were killed in a fire and his marriage subsequently fell apart. There is a mystery around those deaths, and there’s every indication that the fire was a criminal act. A woman who’s returned to Nayan’s northern town may know something about it. Unfortunately, I didn’t care enough about any of these characters to stick around to find out.

I found this a great disappointment after Sahota’s Booker-nominated China Room from a few years back.
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fountainoverflows | Apr 24, 2024 |
This book has its heart in the right place, and there is a great novel in there somewhere. Unfortunately, all the blueprints are too clearly visible - plot devices a, b, and c are put in just so, and "here the reader is to feel emotion x, and here emotion z". There was a sense of incompleteness, as if I was reading a rough draft that would go back to the author for further shaping and moulding. I did like the way Sunjeev Sahota writes. There were beautiful moments in this book - there just wasn't enough of them.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Alexandra_book_life | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 15, 2023 |
A tense read! A dark look into the psyche of a second generation Muslim immigrant to England as he struggles with his identity and is drawn into radicalisation. I did not find the main character too likeable - it is clear that his own weaknesses, his jealousy, insecurity and paranoia, are what lead to his downfall. But it is an interesting look at the "other side" , and the big question throughout the book is...does he do it?
 
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weemanda | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 2, 2023 |
The story of the plight of Indian (mostly illegal) immigrants to the UK. Very well written. Great story telling of sad and horrible circumstances that drive people to search for work far from home, and the suffering they endure doing the work no one else wants to do in a 'civilized' land. Well worth the read.
 
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JennyPocknall | 25 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 19, 2023 |

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½ 3.7
Kirja-arvosteluja
50
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56
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