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Publisher Description

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LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021

A multigenerational novel of love, oppression, trauma and the pursuit of freedom, inspired in part by the author's own family history, China Room twines together the stories of a woman and a man separated by more than half a century but united by blood.

Mehar, a young bride in rural 1929 Punjab, is trying to discover the identity of her new husband. She and her sisters-in-law, married to three brothers in a single ceremony, spend their days hard at work in the family's 'china room', sequestered from contact with the men. When Mehar develops a theory as to which of them is hers, a passion is ignited that will put more than one life at risk.

Spiralling around Mehar's story is that of a young man who in 1999 travels from England to the now-deserted farm, its 'china room' locked and barred. In enforced flight from the traumas of his adolescence - his experiences of addiction, racism, and estrangement from the culture of his birth - he spends a summer in painful contemplation and recovery, before finally finding the strength to return 'home'.

© Sunjeev Sahota 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
IV
Indira Varma
LENGTH
05:57
hr min
RELEASED
2021
6 May
PUBLISHER
Random House
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
190.5
MB

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