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The Road Home

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Book Summary of The Road Home

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...

About the Author
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.

Details of Book: The Road Home (BSID:10659)

Book The Road Home
Author Rose Tremain
ISBN 0099563037
ISBN-13 9780099563037, 978-0099563037
Binding Paperback
Publisher Vintage
Publishing Date 2011
Number of Pages 384
Language English
Dimensions 7.8 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
Weight 364 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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