In The Wake Of Factory Closings And His Beloved Wife S Death, Lev Is On His Way From Eastern Europe To London, Seeking Work To Support His Mother And His Little Daughter After A Spell Of Homelessness, He Finds A Job In The Kitchen Of A Posh Restaurant, And A Room In The House Of An Appealing Irishman Who Has Also Lost His Family Never Mind That Lev Must Sleep In A Bunk Bed Surrounded By Plastic Toys He Has Found A Friend And Shelter However Constricted His Life In England Remains He Compensates By Daydreaming Of Home, By Having An Affair With A Younger Restaurant Worker And Dodging The Attentions Of Other Women , And By Trading Gossip And Ambitions Via Cell Phone With His Hilarious Old Friend Rudi Who, Dreaming Of The Wealthy West, Lives Largely For His Battered ChevroletHomesickness Dogs Lev, Not Only For Nostalgic Reasons, But Because He Doesn T Belong, Body Or Soul, To His New Country But Can He Really Go Home Again Rose Tremain S Prodigious Talents As A Prose Writer Are On Full Display In The Road Home, But Her Novel Never Loses Sight Of What Is Truly Important In The Lives We Lead
Rose Tremain s best selling novels have won many awards, including the Baileys Women s Prize, the Whitbread Novel of the Year, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Prix Femina Etranger Restoration, the first of her novels to feature Robert Merivel, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer Richard Holmes.
- 411 pages
- The road home
- Rose Tremain
- 07 February 2017 Rose Tremain