Sahota, Sunjeev: The Year of the Runaways. First Edition/First Printing. *Signed*« back
This is a first edition and first printing of The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota, published by Picador in 2015.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Fine condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.
Signed by the author to the title page.
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, Sunjeev Sahota's generous, unforgettable novel is - as with Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance - a story of dignity in the face of adversity and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.