The Year of the Runaways


This is a literary recommendation. The novel is called – The Year of the Runaways. It is about the lives of migrant workers in Sheffield. The novel was shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2015.

His debut, Ours Are the Streets, looked into the mind of a would-be suicide bomber in Sheffield and won him a place on the 2013 Granta Best of Young British Novelists list. The new novel centres around the lives of three Indian men and one British-Indian woman. The three men – Tochi, Randeep and Avtar – live together with other migrant workers in a house in Sheffield; the woman, Narindar, is married to Randeep but barely knows, or wants to know, him and lives separately in a flat.

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