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    DescriptionLev is on his way from Eastern Europe to Britain, seeking work. Behind him loom the figures of his dead wife, his beloved young daugher and his outrageous friend Rudi who - dreaming of the wealthy West - lives largely for his battered Chevrolet. Ahead of Lev lies the deep strangeness of the British: their hostile streets, their clannish pubs, their obsession with celebrity. London holds out the alluring possibility of friendship, sex, money and a new career and, if Lev is lucky, a new sense of belonging...


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    Title
    The Road Home
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rose Tremain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099478461
    ISBN 10: 0099478463
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGL3010, ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    22 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Rose Tremain lives in North London and Norwich, with the biographer Richard Holmes. Her books have won many prizes including the Whitbread Novel of the Year, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Prix Femina Etranger, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Angel Literary Award and the Sunday Express Book of the Year. Restoration was shortlisted for the Booker and made into a film; The Colour was shortlisted for the Orange and selected by the Daily Mail Reading Club. Her most recent collection, The Darkness of Wallis Simpson, was shortlisted for both the First National Short story Award and the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Two of her books (The Colour and The Way I Found Her) are in development as films, and she is currently working on a TV screenplay to star Sir Ian McKellen.
    Review quote
    "A novel of urgent humanity" Sunday Telegraph "Rose Tremain does not disappoint. The Road Home is thematically rich, dealing with loss and separation, mourning and melancholia... As always her writing has a delicious, crunchy precision" Observer "Filled with emotional richness, complex sensibility and a passionate insistence on the humanity of the poor" Sunday Times "A classic work by the gifted Tremain" Guardian "'Tremain is a magnificent story-teller'" Independent on sunday