China room

by Sunjeev Sahota | 06 May 2021
Hardback
The author of the multi-prize-winning The Year of the Runaways returns with a novel of forbidden love that echoes across the generations 'China Room is the kind of novel that reminds you why you fell in love with reading' Open Book, BBC Radio 4 Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2022 Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 Longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2022 Longlist for the Ondaatje Prize 2022 A Daily Telegraph , Guardian and The Times Book of the Year Mehar, 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 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 contemplation and recovery, finally gathering the strength to return home. Readers love CHINA ROOM: ***** Amazing... I could not put it down! ***** The characters jump off the pages... Beautiful ***** Powerful and heart-wrenching ***** Wonderful... I read it in one sitting ***** Gripping storytelling... An easy five stars
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The author of the multi-prize-winning The Year of the Runaways returns with a novel of forbidden love that echoes across the generations 'China Room is the kind of novel that reminds you why you fell in love with reading' Open Book, BBC Radio 4 Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2022 Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021 Longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2022 Longlist for the Ondaatje Prize 2022 A Daily Telegraph , Guardian and The Times Book of the Year Mehar, 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 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 contemplation and recovery, finally gathering the strength to return home. Readers love CHINA ROOM: ***** Amazing... I could not put it down! ***** The characters jump off the pages... Beautiful ***** Powerful and heart-wrenching ***** Wonderful... I read it in one sitting ***** Gripping storytelling... An easy five stars
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