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The Road Home

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Book Summary of The Road Home

'On the coach, Lev chose a seat near the back and he sat huddled against the window, staring out at the land he was leaving ...'

Lev is on his way to Britain to seek work, so that he can send money back to Eastern Europe to support his mother and little daughter.

Readers will become totally involved with his story, as he struggles with the mysterious rituals of 'Englishness', and the fashions and fads of the London scene. We see the road Lev travels through Lev's eyes, and we share his dilemmas: the intimacy of his friendships, old and new; his joys and sufferings; his aspirations and his hopes of finding his way home, wherever home may be.

About The Author
Rose Tremain’s books have won many prizes including the Whitbread Novel of the Year, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Prix Femina Etranger, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Angel Literary Award and the Sunday Express Book of the Year.

Details of Book: The Road Home (BSID:3477)

Book The Road Home
Author Rose Tremain
ISBN 0099478463
ISBN-13 9780099478461, 978-0099478461
Binding Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Publishing Date 2008
Number of Pages 320
Language English
Dimensions 7.87 x 5.24 x 1.02 inches
Weight 266 grams

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Lance Greenfield October 07, 2009 review from Goodreads

Fiction so convincing that it could be a true storyThe journey begins with Lev's bus journey from his home in Poland to the loneliness of impersonal London. Lev is into his early forties, has recently lost his wife to cancer and believes that the only way that he can support his very young daught...

Jon March 12, 2010 review from Goodreads

Am writing this in post read glow. I love Tremain, i definately need to read more. Music and Silence was such a treasure of a book for me, and this one so totally different it threw me for a bit. The setting of a gritty and real London, people struggling to get by, cold bitter and grim was a litt...

Ian December 19, 2008 review from Goodreads

My book of the year 2008. You cannot argue with literature that makes you laugh, cry and change the way that you think of the world. And this book does all three.Lev is an eastern european immigrant to the UK, believing that he can live on £20 a week. He meets Lydia on the way and this is the sta...

Linda December 18, 2008 review from Goodreads

It's a bit crazy to call this a travel book but it certainly transported me. Lev, a Polish migrant goes to England from his small village in Poland in order to find work. He is a widower and needs to support his mother and young daughter. The story shows us the first world from the eyes of the di...


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