The Road Home

by Rose Tremain | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099478463 Global Overview for this book
Registered by 4evagreen of Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 1/14/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by 4evagreen from Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
A spotted a sale on in a charity shop so could not resist popping in and picking this up.

Journal Entry 2 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 13, 2017
This novel tells the story of Lev who leaves his home country and like so many others is heading west. His wife, Marina, has died of leukaemia, his five-year-old daughter, Maya, is living with her grandmother and 42-year-old Lev, a former lumberyard worker is travelling to London to find work.

Despite the fact that Lev is an immigrant with the added issues about language, I don't feel that this book is necessarily about immigration but could rather apply to anyone who moves to a strange city in search of work and improved opportunity. The book is thematically rich, dealing with loss and separation, mourning and melancholia, and what might underlie the ostensibly altruistic act of moving to another country to earn money for one's family. The themes have been well thought out and the writing has a beautiful precision about it, sometimes sad but often up-lifting.

Journal Entry 3 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (5/16/2017 UTC) at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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Spotted this on a wishlist so going out to hopefully make a new friend. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingSparkishwing at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 18, 2017
Thank you so much for this lovely wishlist RABCK, very much appreciated! :-)

Journal Entry 5 by wingSparkishwing at Fleckney, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Reserved for bradgirl, once it reaches the top of mount TBR!

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