The Buddha of Suburbia

The Buddha of Suburbia : Faber Modern Classics

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"My name is Karim Amir, and I am an Englishman born and bred, almost..."

The hero of Hanif Kureishi's debut novel is dreamy teenager Karim, desperate to escape suburban South London and experience the forbidden fruits which the 1970s seem to offer. When the unlikely opportunity of a life in the theatre announces itself, Karim starts to win the sort of attention he has been craving - albeit with some rude and raucous results.

With the publication of Buddha of Suburbia, Hanif Kureishi landed into the literary landscape as a distinct new voice and a fearless taboo-breaking writer. The novel inspired a ground-breaking BBC series featuring a soundtrack by David Bowie.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 18mm | 243g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main - Faber Modern Classics
  • 9780571313174
  • 23,527

Review Text

Dreamy teenager Karim is desperate to escape suburban South London and experience the forbidden fruits which the 1970s seem to offer, in Hanif Kureishi's debut novel, issued into the launch list of "Faber Modern Classics", and featuring an introduction from Zadie Smith.
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About Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi is the author of novels (including The Buddha of Suburbia, The Black Album and Intimacy), story collections (Love in a Blue Time, Midnight All Day, The Body), plays (including Outskirts, Borderline and Sleep With Me), and screenplays (including My Beautiful Laundrette and Venus).
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15,535 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 22% (3,486)
4 41% (6,314)
3 28% (4,279)
2 7% (1,118)
1 2% (338)
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