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Gabriel’s Gift

Hanif Kureishi

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571333622
Date Published
03.05.2018
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Summary

Gabriel is a fifteen-year-old North London schoolboy trying to come to terms with a new life, after the equilibrium of his family home has been shattered by the ousting of his father. Fending for himself, Gabriel is forced to grow up quickly. But a chance meeting with a seventies rock star crystallises the turbulent emotions inside Gabriel, and helps him to recognise and engage with his rare gift . . .

Critic Reviews

Hugely engaging . . . Kureishi fashions his narrative with wit and immense charm.

Independent
Critic Reviews

Returns to the Kureishi of sweet sarcasm and affectionate banter . . . A charming, light-textured tale about talent, about how single-minded creativity might embrace and even by buoyed by the heartbreaking muddle of everyday life.

Observer
Critic Reviews

Kureishi’s blithe inventiveness makes for entertaining scenery – from the shrewd observations about contemporary city life to the confident sketches of an entire generation of semi-talented has-beens.

Guardian
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Hanif Kureishi grew up in Kent and studied philosophy at King’s College London. His novels include The Buddha of Suburbia, which won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel, The Black Album, Intimacy and The Last Word. His screenplays include My Beautiful Laundrette, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and Le Week-End. He…

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