ISBN 9789382616689,The Year of the Runaways

The Year of the Runaways



Pan Macmillan India

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789382616689

ISBN-10 9382616683


Number of Pages 480 Pages
Language (English)
Three young men from very different backgrounds come together in a journey from India to England, where they hope to begin something new. To support their families, where they can, to build their future, to show their worth, to escape the past. They have almost no idea of what awaits them. In a dilapidated shared house in Sheffield, Tarlochan, a former rickshaw driver, will say nothing about his life in Bihar. Avtar has a secret that binds him to the unpredictable Randeep. Randeep, in turn, has a visa-wife in a flat on the other side of town, whose cupboards are full of her husbands clothes, in case the immigration men surprise her with a visit. She is Narinder and her story is the most surprising of them all. Utterly absorbing and beautiful in its scope, The Year of the Runaways is written with compassion and touched by grace. As Tochi, Avtar, Randeep and Narinder negotiate their dreams, desires and shocking realities, as their histories continue to pull at them, as the seasons pass, what emerges is a novel of overwhelming humanity: one which asks how far we can decide our own course in life and what we should do for love, for faith and for family.

About the Author
Sunjeev Sahota
 is the author of Ours are the Streets and is a Granta Best Young British Novelist 2013. He currently lives in Derbyshire with his wife and two young children.