Gravel heart

Level D VK820.3GUR / 528312 Available
Level D VK820.3GUR /530898 Available
Full title: Gravel heart
Main author: Gurnah, Abdulrazak.
Format: Book           


Summary: Salim has always believed that his father does not want him. Living with his parents and his adored Uncle Amir in a house full of secrets, he is a bookish child, a dreamer haunted by night terrors. It is the 1970s and Zanzibar is changing. Tourists arrive, the island's white sands obscuring the memory of recent conflict: longed-for independence from British colonialism swiftly followed by bloody revolution. When his father moves out, retreating into dishevelled introspection, Salim is confused and ashamed. His mother explains neither this nor her absences with a strange man; silence is layered on silence. When glamorous Uncle Amir, now a senior diplomat, offers Salim an escape, the lonely teenager travels to London for college. But nothing has prepared him for the biting cold and seething crowds of this hostile city
Language: English
Published: London : Bloomsbury, 2017
Classmark: VK820.3GUR /530898
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ISBN: 9781408881347 (ib.)
1408881349 (ib.)
9781408881330 (TPB)
1408881330 (TPB)