Skip to Content
The year of the runaways

The year of the runaways

Sahota, Sunjeev, 1981-

The Year of the Runaways tells of the bold dreams and daily struggles of an unlikely family thrown together by circumstance. Thirteen 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 choatic 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. Sweeping between India and England, and between childhood and the present day, this generous, unforgettable novel is a story of dignity in the face of adversity and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.-- Source other than the Library of Congress

Book. English. Fiction. Domestic fiction.
Published London: Picador, 2015
Rated
from 10 users

Available at Central Lending and Compton Road.

  • Central Lending – One available in Adult Fiction

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    47400900 Adult Fiction Adult fiction Available
  • Compton Road – One available in Adult Fiction

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    48204676 Adult Fiction Adult fiction Available

Details

Statement of responsibility: Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN: 1447241649, 1447241665, 9781447241645, 9781447241669, 9781447241676
Physical Description: 467 pages ; 25 cm
Subject: Immigrants.; England Sheffield.; East Indians Fiction.; Young men England Sheffield Fiction.; Young men.; Immigrants Fiction.; East Indians.; Families Fiction.; Families.