The Road Home
Now reissued with a stunning new jacket look, The Road Home is a wise and witty look at the contemporary migrant experience.
'Rose Tremain does not disappoint. As always her writing has a delicious, crunchy precision.' Observer
A wise and witty look at the contemporary migrant experience.
Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to Britain, seeking work. Behind him loom the figures of his dead wife, his beloved young daughter and his outrageous friend Rudi who - dreaming of the wealthy West - lives largely for his battered Chevrolet. Ahead of Lev lies the deep strangeness of the British: their hostile streets, their clannish pubs, their obsession with celebrity. London holds out the alluring possibility of friendship, sex, money and a new career and, if Lev is lucky, a new sense of belonging...
'A novel of urgent humanity' Sunday Telegraph
Praise for The Road Home
'Tremain is a magnificent story-teller'Independent on sunday
...bravely imaginative, deeply moving, surprising, invigorating and satisfyingIndependent
Luminous talent for the fusion of the extraordinary and the commonplaceSunday Telegraph
I can't think of a better sentence-to-sentence writer of fictionIrish Times
Vivid, original and always engagingThe Times
This is a humane and moving account of the migrant experience in contemporary London, full of understanding and compassion about the difficulties of alienation and belongingMail on Sunday
Here, as in her best work, Tremain achieves a remarkable synthesis of fully realised character and the systematic observation of a world.The Road Home is a subtle and challenging account of a story we think we know already and of a person we all too often reduce to nothing more than a political issue or a statistic.Lavinia Greenlaw, Financial Times
Rose Tremain is a novelist of style, ambition and lyrical sensibility...This is a generous, sweet-tempered bookSunday Times
A magnificent achievement from a writer at the height of her very considerable powersDaily Mail
Rose Tremain is an old-fashioned writer, in the best of ways: we care about her characters' sorrows and hope for their happinessDaily Telegraph
A classic work by the gifted TremainGuardian
Tremain allows us to see our country's wonders and failings as if for the first timeGlamour
A novel of urgent humanitySunday Telegraph
Rose Tremain does not disappoint. The Road Home is thematically rich, dealing with loss and separation, mourning and melancholia... As always her writing has a delicious, crunchy precisionObserver
Filled with emotional richness, complex sensibility and a passionate insistence on the humanity of the poorSunday Times
A strikingly alert and humane profile of migrant labour... wild and beautiful and full of woeSunday Herald