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The Road Home: Rose Tremain [Nov. 21st, 2013|10:57 am]
Tony Grist
Lev is an economic migrant from an un-named post-Soviet society. He rattles around London- with an excursion to the asparagus fields of Suffolk- picking up skills, making the right friends, loving the wrong people. It's a book I'd recommend to anyone wanting to get a feel for the realities of England in the Nineties and Noughties- multicultural, battered, full of aspiration- and if it doesn't manage to bag itself a niche in the canon of so-called classics there's little justice in the literary world. 
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From: (Anonymous)
2013-11-21 01:18 pm (UTC)
Very well put. I agree it is excellent on how life is in this country now and is so well written.
Jenny x
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-11-21 03:33 pm (UTC)
I think Tremain is tremendous- and so versatile. She keeps trying new things.
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From: (Anonymous)
2013-11-21 07:06 pm (UTC)
Versatile, indeed. Yes, you couldn't say that she writes about anything in particular. She seems fascinated by a wide range of subject matter, present and past.
I'm enjoying a Rachel Cusk book - wonderfully drawn characters in present day life and family and interpersonal relationships.
Safe journey tomorrow!
Jenny x
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-11-21 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks. We're going to be stopping at Alice's for lunch.
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