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The Road Home by Rose Tremain
  

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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.

April 2010 Guest Editor 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.

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 William Trevor, Alice Munro and Joanne Harris.

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Synopsis

The Road Home by Rose Tremain

Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to Britain, seeking work. Behind him loom the figures of his dead wife, his beloved young daughter and his outrageous friend, Rudi, who lives largely for his battered Chevrolet. Ahead lies the strangeness of London, which holds out the alluring possibility of friendship, sex, money and a new career and, if Lev is lucky, a new sense of belonging...


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Reviews

‘Luminous talent for the fusion of the extraordinary and the commonplace’ Sunday Telegraph

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

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

'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.

Photograph © Jerry Bauer

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

4th August 2011

Author

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Publisher

Vintage

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099563037

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