Ours are the Streets
Sunjeev Sahota
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When Imtiaz Raina leaves England for the first time, to bury his father on his family’s land near Lahore, he exchanges his uncertain life in Sheffield for a road that leads to the mountains of Kashmir and Afghanistan.

Once back in Yorkshire, he writes through the night to his young wife Becka and baby daughter Noor, and tries to explain, in a story full of affection and yearning, what has happened to him – and why he has a devastating new sense of home.

‘Genuine, poignant . . . A moral work of real intelligence and power’—John Burnside, The Times

‘What Sahota creates is not an exploration of the psyche of a suicide bomber, but an exploration of a man’—Yorkshire Post

‘Imtiaz’s journey to Pakistan, and his sense of belonging, gives the novel much of its eloquence. Great literary promise’—Independent

‘Excruciatingly well-written’—Guardian

‘The book’s great force lies in its voice: that of a young man straining to express instincts, fears and emotional conflicts, lending his writing a distinctive vibrancy’—Observer

’What is most chilling, and most successful, is that it all seems so familiar, so close and so easy’—Sunday Times
ISBN 9780330515801Category FictionSubcategory Literary Fiction
Publisher Pan Macmillan UKImprint PicadorPublished 07/01/2011
Format 198 x 126Binding Paperback with flapsPage extent 320
Sunjeev Sahota was born in 1981 in Derbyshire and continues to live in... »
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