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The Road Home
by Rose Tremain | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingStoepbrakwing of Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on 12/11/2011
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Stoepbrak): travelling

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Journal Entry 1 by wingStoepbrakwing from Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Sunday, December 11, 2011

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Synopsis (credit: back cover)

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 — dreaming of the wealthy West — lives largely for his battered Chevrolet.

Ahead of Lev lies the strangeness of the British: their hostile streets, their clannish pubs, their obsession with celebrity. London holds out the alluring possibility of friendship, sex, money and a new career and, if Lev is lucky, a new sense of belonging ...

Winner: Orange Prize for Fiction 2008.
Shortlist: Costa Novel 2007.

(Received from someone for BookCrossing purposes.) 

Journal Entry 2 by wingStoepbrakwing at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Monday, January 27, 2014

8 out of 10

The book starts off with a quote from The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck: How can we live, without our lives?

It encapsulates the theme of this book: how do people survive when dislodged from their natural habitat: the people and the places that make up the fabric of their being? The author manages to convey something of the extent and relentlessness of the struggle and the longing, without negating the power of resilience and the presence of sometimes unexpected goodwill from others.

An endearing read, and very funny at times. 

Journal Entry 3 by wingStoepbrakwing at Melkhoutkloof Guesthouse, Gans Ln in Glentana, Western Cape South Africa on Thursday, April 03, 2014

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Released 4 yrs ago (4/4/2014 UTC) at Melkhoutkloof Guesthouse, Gans Ln in Glentana, Western Cape South Africa


To be left at the guesthouse.

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