Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Year of the Runaways

Desperation. I would have overlooked Sunjeev Sahota’s novel titled, The Year of the Runaways, had it not been shortlisted for the Man Booker prize. Thanks to that alert, I enjoyed reading this intense novel about the experience of illegal and legal immigrants from India trying to eke out a living in England. The characters behave in ways that reveal their deep desperation to earn money for families at home, to pay off debts, and to make a new life in a strange country. Whatever your views on immigration, you’re likely to be enthralled by this finely told story of the struggles of people just like us. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Year of the Runaways from

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