The Buddha of Suburbia

Kureishi, Hanif

ISBN 10: 0754083829 / 0-7540-8382-9
ISBN 13: 9780754083825
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
Publication Date: 2003

Editorial Reviews for this title:
The hero of Hanif Kureishi's debut novel is a dreamy teenager, 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.

The winner of the Whitbread Best First Novel 1990, this is the story of Karim Amir, "an Englishman born and bred - almost", who lives with his English mother and Indian father in the South London suburbs. It is written by the author of "My Beautiful Launderette" and "Sammy and Rosie Get Laid".

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There's quite a bit of activity in Buddha of Suburbia. A bureaucrat becomes a suburban guru who marries a follower with a son who's a punk rocker named Charlie Hero. Consequently, the guru's son is propelled from his bland life into a series of erotic experiences in London. All the while, Hanif Kureishi keeps the tone lively with wry wit. On the description of suburban life: "We were proud of never learning anything except the names of footballers, the personnel of rock groups and the lyrics to 'I Am the Walrus.'" He also bends cultures, classes and genders while blasting the racism of British life in this 1990 Whitbread Prize winner.


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Kureishi, Hanif
ISBN 10: 0754083829
ISBN 13: 9780754083825
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Book Description: Chivers Audio Books, 2003. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 9.25x7.00x2.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0754083829

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