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Reviewed on Richard and Judy on 29th June 2005.
The World According To Garp meets American Beauty in this dazzling first novel, a tragi-comedy about family life, love and identity that spans several decades and three continents (taken Richard and Judy's site on Channel4)
The Laments by George Hagen
'George Hagen's highly entertaining debut novel features an irresistibly headstrong family, a global sweep, and not only a sense of loss and displacement that's perfectly in tune with the world we live in but also a full measure of resilient humanity.' Gary Shteyngart
'Immensely readable, funny, and touching - a complete joy.' Elizabeth Strout
'A fine novel, about family, migration, identity and the struggle to find and hold onto it. It is also hugely entertaining and very, very funny.' Roddy Doyle
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Publication date23rd May 2005
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PublisherHodder & Stoughton General Division
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