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Merle
Merle rated it 3 years ago
This novel of Indian immigrants struggling to survive in modern England straddles the line between fiction and op-ed. It’s a compelling story, but one in which the author’s interest in documenting the abuses the characters suffer at home and abroad is clearly the top priority. Three young men trav...
So many books, so little times
So many books, so little times rated it 4 years ago
This another hardest reviews that I have ever written and just because my feeling and thoughts are all over the place. I have a hard time between giving this three or two stars. The Year of the Runaways is a bleak book, it tells account of the lives of young Indian men trying to make a life for th...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 4 years ago
Finally, I am able to read the last of the 2015 Man Booker shortlist. I make it a point to read the whole list before the prize is awarded, but American publication dates make that difficult sometimes. The Year of the Runaways, a novel about Indian refugees in England, was this year's holdout: the b...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 4 years ago
The Year of Runaways, Sunjeev Sahota, author; Sartaj Garewal, narrator There is no work in India. Those who might offer employment blame the coming elections for the lack of jobs. The country is in turmoil. Indian families depend on their children for economic aid and support. Often, a child is resp...
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