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The road home

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Lev is on his way to Britain to seek work so that he can send money back to eastern Europe to support. Fiction so convincing that it could be a true storyThe journey begins with Lev's bus journey from his home in Eastern Europe to the loneliness of impersonal London Lev is into his early forties has recently lost his wife to cancer and believes that the only way that he can support his very young daughter and his mother is to find himself a job in London His life long friend who supposedly knows such things has told Lev that he should be able to get by in London on £20 a week The truth becomes apparent within 24 hours of his arrival at Victoria Bus Terminus when he finds out how much it's going to cost for one night's BB During the bus journey Lev has struck up a friendship with a female teacher who already has good contacts in London Throughout the book this lady comes to Lev's rescue in times of trouble Unsurprisingly finding work is not as easy has Lev had thought it would be However following his adventures with their ups and downs is an enjoyable ride liberally splashed with some good humour and many touching moments and reminiscences This book will make you laugh and it will make you cry It will make you think about the society that we live in It is a wonderful book

REVIEW ↠ THARROWEBDESIGN.CO.UK ´ Rose Tremain

Ons and fads of the London scene We see the road Lev travels through his eyes and we share his dilemma. Review from 2009Tremain is clearly a talented writer with very descriptive writing good dialogue good pacing I found the story enjoyable and interesting albeit not compelling and the ability for good and complex characterisation and story line The descriptions of the restaurant were surprisingly engaging unlike the modern art and plays described Rudi a strong character although his complete breakdown when the dam is proposed in contrast to his usual confidence is not really explored and Ina’s ability to make Lev guilty and downcast well portrayedHowever in many other ways the novel is very flawed and in particular seems to lack authenticity Unfortunately her creative writing training does not seem to have taught her basic research and plot ending skills which are needed here as she actually tries to write a normal novel rather than a Makine Andrei type meditation Issues include Tremain’s non specification of Lev’s country simply seems to point to an unwillingness to do any research or alternately a stereotyped view that all Eastern European countries are the same; incidental characters are entirely the two Chinese farm workers an Indian landlady and Christy’s eventual wife – both sari wearers a rural farmer or partly Christy’s drinking and moroseness stereotypes; Lev’s English ability and sudden huge pay rise when needed from minimum wage to £900 a week as a head chef in a nursing home that previously had partial casual partial voluntary workers; two scenes in the Nursing Home a Christmas lunch argument over crackers and cracker gifts was of a farce the incident when later Lev works at the home cooking GK Ashe style food with his black co worker writing a menu with descriptions such as “wickedly lovely chicken with totally brilliant jus” is close to embarrassing; a too heavy handed attempt to draw out a wider migrant theme a kebab shop owner who gave Lev his first job later moans completely out of the context of the book about the lot of Arabic Muslims post 7 7; in the last sentence of the book Christy suddenly decides Lev’s country is exactly like Ireland

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His mother and little daughter He struggles with the mysterious rituals of 'Englishness' and the fashi. This review is from The Road Home A Novel Paperback This is a truly moving story about a man who loses everything His wife dies and his job is finished so he moves to England to make a new start He is still mourning hoomesick and ill prepared to make this transition Yet every day he gets up and chooses life He finds work learns a new trade finds housing makes friends and gets a girlfriend He never gets over his homesickness but he makes steps forward each and every day He plans a future and works for itTruly an incredible book about a man who overcomes each and every obstacle and never loses his focus His focus is providing for his family and living a life with meaning It just spoke to me about his choices to just live his life The best book I've read in uite some time I highly recommend it Those Good Gertrudes gets up and chooses life He finds work learns a new trade finds housing makes friends and Refined Tastes gets a Transforming Students girlfriend He never Sociology of Higher Education gets over his homesickness but he makes steps forward each and every day He plans a future and works for itTruly an incredible book about a man who overcomes each and every obstacle and never loses his focus His focus is providing for his family and living a life with meaning It just spoke to me about his choices to just live his life The best book I've read in uite some time I highly recommend it

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