Chosen by Rachel
Karim, a mixed-race teenager, leaves the suburbs and moves first to London and then New York in this realist novel.
❚ “A contemporary story that strikes a chord on many levels. There is no great plot, or surprise ending but Kureishi does poignantly detail British attitudes towards foreigners, as well as strongly held opinions on race, politics and sexuality. As a non-Brit I enjoyed the ’70s UK education, especially the pop culture and politics. This was a journey not just a story.” – Rachel
Faber & Faber