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The Buddha of Suburbia Faber Modern Classics

by Hanif Kureishi

Modern and Contemporary Fiction

The Buddha of Suburbia Faber Modern Classics Synopsis

My name is Karim Amir, and I am an Englishman born and bred, almost... The hero of Hanif Kureishi's debut novel is dreamy teenager Karim, 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. With the publication of Buddha of Suburbia, Hanif Kureishi landed into the literary landscape as a distinct new voice and a fearless taboo-breaking writer. The novel inspired a ground-breaking BBC series featuring a soundtrack by David Bowie.

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ISBN: 9780571313174
Publication date: 02/04/2015
Publisher: Faber & Faber Fiction an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780571313174
Publication date: 2nd April 2015
Author: Hanif Kureishi
Publisher: Faber & Faber Fiction an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Modern and Contemporary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi grew up in Kent and studied philosophy at King's College London. His novels include The Buddha of Suburbia, which won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel, The Black Album, Intimacy and Something to Tell You. His screenplays include My Beautiful Laundrette, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and The Mother.He has also published several collections of short stories. He has been awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and been translated into thirty six languages. Photograph © Kier Kureishi

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