2009

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Homesick

by Roshi Fernando

Homesick is a composite novel: a series of fourteen short stories expertly interwoven to tell the story of a community of Sri Lankan immigrants carving out new lives in a sometimes hostile Britain. The stories are about individuals: alcholic Kumar, dyslexic Preethi, Mr Basit, sisters Lolly and Deirdre, aged Dorothy. Individually they struggle with issues of abuse, love, death, cultural identity and change. In this ambitious novel Fernando ulitmately asks akward questions about the political and social status of immigrants in the UK.



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