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Hardback:China room / Sunjeev Sahota.:2021 China room / Sunjeev Sahota.
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Author: Sahota, Sunjeev.
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2021.
ISBN: 9781911215851 (hbk.) : 18.99
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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'.
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243 pages : illustration (black and white) ; 23 cm

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