The Year of the Runaways

Sunjeev Sahota

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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 chaotic 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.

  • ISBN 9781447241645
  • Title The Year of the Runaways
  • Author Sunjeev Sahota
  • Publisher Pan Macmillan
  • Imprint Picador
  • Binding Hardback
  • Width 16.2cm
  • Height 24.2cm
  • Thickness 4cm
  • Weight 760g
  • Number of pages 480

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