The Leading eBooks Store Online 3,915,026 members ⚫ 1,276,665 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Gravel Heart

Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah
Buy this eBook
US$ 8.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
Moving from revolutionary Zanzibar in the 1960s to restless London in the 1990s, Gravel Heart is a powerful story of exile, migration and betrayal, from the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Paradise

Salim has always believed that his father does not want him. Living with his parents and his adored Uncle Amir in a house full of secrets, he is a bookish child, a dreamer haunted by night terrors.

It is the 1970s and Zanzibar is changing. Tourists arrive, the island's white sands obscuring the memory of recent conflict: longed-for independence from British colonialism swiftly followed by bloody revolution. When his father moves out, retreating into dishevelled introspection, Salim is confused and ashamed. His mother explains neither this nor her absences with a strange man; silence is layered on silence.

When glamorous Uncle Amir, now a senior diplomat, offers Salim an escape, the lonely teenager travels to London for college. But nothing has prepared him for the biting cold and seething crowds of this hostile city. Struggling to find a foothold, and to understand the darkness at the heart of his family, Salim must face devastating truths about himself and those closest to him – and about love, sex and power.

Evoking the immigrant experience with unsentimental precision and profound insight, Gravel Heart is a powerfully affecting story of isolation, identity, belonging and betrayal, and is Abulrazak Gurnah's most dazzling achievement.
Bloomsbury Publishing; May 2017
272 pages; ISBN 9781408881316
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: Gravel Heart
Author: Abdulrazak Gurnah
 
More Fiction
ISBNs
9781408881316
9781408881347