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...
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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.Revue de presse :
"'Tremain is a magnificent story-teller'" ( Independent on sunday)
"...bravely imaginative, deeply moving, surprising, invigorating and satisfying" ( Independent)
"Luminous talent for the fusion of the extraordinary and the commonplace" ( sunday Telegraph)
"I can't think of a better sentence-to-sentence writer of fiction" ( Irish Times)
"Vivid, original and always engaging" ( The Times)
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Description du livre Vintage Books, 2011. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0099563037
Description du livre Vintage Books, 2011. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0099563037