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Talking book - CD:The year of the runaways:2015 The year of the runaways
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Author: Sahota
Author: Garewal
Publication year: 2015
Media class: Talking book - CD
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Clipper Audio
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Hardback:The year of the runaways:2015
Paperback:The year of the runaways:2016
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Three 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. She is Narinder, and her story is the most surprising of them all.

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This is an acutely observed fictional account of a year in the life of three young Indian men, each forced by devastating changes in fortune to become economic migrants. One obtains a student visa, one enters into a sham marriage and one is a stowaway in a vegetable truck. Through a series of flashbacks, the reader comes to understand the desperate circumstances leading them to this new life and the even more desperate circumstances in which they find themselves once in England. The use of many Indian words was a challenge and we would have appreciated a glossary - but then did the author want us to feel some of the disorientation felt by his runaways in England? The book requires stamina but most of the group found it a very rewarding read.
13/02/17
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Surrey Live
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Paperback:The year of the runaways:2016
Author: Sahota, Sunjeev
Year 2016
Media class: Paperback
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A well written, well disguised love story.
02/02/19
Shiv Sundar
Bedford
More editions / formats: Hardback
1407479474
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eAudio:Ours are the streets:2012, 2011.:Unabridged.
Author: Sahota, Sunjeev
Author: Garewal, Sartaj
Author: Clipper Audio, Firm
Author: OneClick Digital, Firm
Year 2012, 2011.
Media class: eAudio
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