The Good Children

by Roopa Farooki

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The Good Children Synopsis

Leaving home is one thing. Surviving is another. In 1940s Lahore, the Punjab, two brothers and two sisters are beaten and browbeaten into 'good children'. Each has a destiny to fulfil. Sully and Jakie will be doctors, Mae and Lana dutiful wives. But Sully falls for an unsuitable girl, Jakie an unsuitable man. Mae and Lana disgrace themselves and disobey. Rebelling is easy when you're far from home. But the ties that bind them across cultures, continents and time can never be broken. And when, decades later, death draws them back, it will affect them in ways they never imagined.

The Good Book Guide Review

This breathtaking saga spans three generations, three continents and four decades – from childhood in Lahore, to England, the US and back to Lahore. Two brothers and their two sisters suffer physical and mental abuse from their manipulative mother, determined her children will be ‘good’. All four, in her eyes, fail. Called back to Lahore for an emergency, the full impact of their domineering mother on the four children’s lives is revealed, and despite the children leaving home, its indelible mark never leaves them.

The Good Children Press Reviews

'Few novels are life-changing; this one just might be'

- Daily Mail

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780755383443
Publication date: 23/10/2014
Publisher: Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780755383429
Publication date: 19/06/2014
Publisher: Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780755383443
Publication date: 23rd October 2014
Author: Roopa Farooki
Publisher: Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Roopa Farooki

Roopa Farooki was born in Lahore in Pakistan, and brought up in London. She graduated from New College, Oxford in 1995 and worked in advertising before turning to write fiction. Roopa now lives in North London and South West France with her husband, twin baby girls and two sons. Bitter Sweets, her first novel, was nominated for the Orange Award for new Writers 2007. Roopa's novels have been published internationally and translated into a dozen languages.   Author photo © Phil Richards

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