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Love + Hate

Hanif Kureishi

An inventive, thought-provoking and characteristically bold collection of short fiction and essays from Hanif Kureishi, centred around the vexed relationship between love and hate.

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Hate skews reality even more than love.

In the story of a Pakistani woman who has begun a new life in Paris, an essay about the writing of Kureishi’s acclaimed film Le Week-End, and an account of Kafka’s relationship with his father, readers will find Kureishi also exploring the topics that he continues to make new, and make his own: growing up and growing old; betrayal and loyalty; imagination and repression; marriage and fatherhood.

The collection ends with a bravura piece of very personal reportage about the conman who stole Kureishi’s life savings – a man who provoked both admiration and disgust, obsession and revulsion, love and hate.

Critic Reviews

The title captures his primary focus, in fiction or essay: the interdependence of love and hate ... Few people write so lucidly, and candidly, about being both a father and a son.

Critic Reviews

A Theft: My Con Man ...is one of several short essays in his new volume, Love and Hate. It's remarkably powerful: a virtuoso study of vulnerability.

Evening Standard
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Ends movingly with the writer turning an appalled eye back on the world to try to see it just as it is.

Financial Times

Hanif Kureishi was born and brought up in Kent. He read philosophy at King’s College, London. In 1981 he won the George Devine Award for his plays¬†Outskirts¬†and¬†Borderline, and in 1982 he was appointed Writer-in-Residence at the Royal Court Theatre. In 1984 he wrote¬†My Beautiful Laundrette, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. His second screenplay¬†Sammy¬†and Rosie Get Laid¬†(1987) was…

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