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Length: 256 pages
Publication date: 06 May 2021
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Longlisted for The 2021 Booker Prize
Read the heart-stopping new novel from the Booker-shortlisted author of The Year of the Runaways'Sunjeev Sahota's writing is the stuff of miracles' Bryan Washington'A gorgeous, gripping read' Kamila ShamsieMehar, a young bride in rural 1929 Punjab, is trying to discover the identity of her new husband.
She and her sisters-in-law, married to three brothers in a single ceremony, spend their days hard at work in the family's 'china room', sequestered from contact with the men. When Mehar develops a theory as to which of them is hers, a passion is ignited that will put more than one life at risk.
Spiralling around Mehar's story is that of a young man who in 1999 travels from England to the now-deserted farm, its 'china room' locked and barred. In enforced flight from the traumas of his adolescence - his experiences of addiction, racism, and estrangement from the culture of his birth - he spends a summer in painful contemplation and recovery, finally gathering the strength to return home.
Dimension: 146 x 225 x 29 (mm)
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