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The Road Home by Rose Tremain
  

The Road Home

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Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2008.

Rose Tremain is one of those authors that has never quite got the attention she deserves but with The Road Home hopefully she will finally be recognised for the fine writer she is with plenty of backlist to keep new fans happy for some time.

Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2007.

Costa Book Awards 2007 Judges' comment:
"Wise, timely and emotionally satisfying, Rose Tremain's characters are immediately recognisable as is her London seen through the eyes of her Eastern European migrant."

If you like Rose Tremain you might also like to read books by Jennifer Egan, Salley Vickers and William Trevor.

Synopsis

The Road Home by Rose Tremain

'On the coach, Lev chose a seat near the back and he sat huddled against the window, staring out at the land he was leaving ...' Lev is on his way to Britain to seek work, so that he can send money back to Eastern Europe to support his mother and little daughter.

Readers will become totally involved with his story, as he struggles with the mysterious rituals of 'Englishness', and the fashions and fads of the London scene. We see the road Lev travels through Lev's eyes, and we share his dilemmas: the intimacy of his friendships, old and new; his joys and sufferings; his aspirations and his hopes of finding his way home, wherever home may be.

Reviews

'Tremain is a magnificent story-teller' Independent on Sunday

'I can't think of a better sentence-to-sentence writer of fiction.' Irish Times

'Luminous talent for the fusion of the extraordinary and the commonplace.' Sunday Telegraph

'Vivid, original and always engaging.'The Times

About the Author

Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain's novels have won many prizes including: the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music and Silence); the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger (Sacred Country); the Sunday Express Book of the Year, the Angel Literary Award and shortlisted for the Booker Prize (Restoration) and a Giles Cooper Award (for her radio play, Temporary Shelter). Her novel The Colour, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and selected for the Daily Mail Reading Club promotion. In June 2007 Rose was made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Fellow novelist Katharine McMahon on Rose Tremain...

If I'm asked who is my literary role model, it's Tremain. I love the fact that she's very experimental, and is always setting herself new challenges and new forms. Her historical writing is inspirational because of its authenticity, and the powerful story-telling. I've chosen The Road Home because I found it very absorbing, and a new direction for Tremain.

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Publication date

7th June 2007

Author

Rose Tremain

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Publisher

Vintage

Format

Hardback

Categories

Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9780701177935

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