The Road Home

The Road Home

A Novel

eBook - 2007
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From the author of The Gustav Sonata

Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to Britain, seeking work. Behind him loom the figures of his dead wife, his beloved young daugher and his outrageous friend Rudi who - dreaming of the wealthy West - lives largely for his battered Chevrolet. Ahead of Lev lies the deep strangeness of the British: their hostile streets, their clannish pubs, their obsession with celebrity. London holds out the alluring possibility of friendship, sex, money and a new career and, if Lev is lucky, a new sense of belonging...

Over a million Rose Tremain books sold

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'Tremain is a writer of exemplary vision and particularity. The fictional world is rendered with extraordinary vividness' Marcel Theroux, Guardian

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, c2007
ISBN: 9781409078647
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Nov 06, 2014

A deeply moving story beautifully told.

Oct 02, 2014

A modern day immigration story of a Russian trying to make a new life in England. Very well written and interesting.

Apr 20, 2014

I enjoyed this novel by Rose Tremain. However she seems to confuse the country Poland with Russia. On page 26, she writes that a Russian woman states: our country is part of the EU now. This is an error - Russia is NOT part of the EU. However Poland is now in the EU. F. Psutka

Jul 19, 2013

I read this book a few years ago and can still remember how wonderful it was.

Aug 13, 2012

Out of work widower Lev makes his way from Russia to London to find work. Eventually he finds work - and his calling - in a restaurant. After working 2 restaurant jobs he saves enough to return home and open his own restaurant.

InfraredKate Aug 02, 2011

Fantastic book about one immigrant man's incredible journey to help his family and himself...Highly recommend it.

Jun 24, 2010

Beautiful novel; holds you spellbound

Jan 17, 2010

A book that is not a formula type rags to riches. Well written.

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