Londonstani

Londonstani

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A talented new writer whose portrayal of the serious business of assimilation and young masculinity is disturbing and hilarious Hailed as one of the most surprising British novels in recent years, Gautam Malkani's electrifying debut reveals young South Asians struggling to distinguish themselves from their parents' generation in the vast urban sprawl that is contemporary London. Chronicling the lives of a gang of four young middle-class men-Hardjit, the violent enforcer; Ravi, the follower; Amit, who's struggling to come to terms with his mother's hypocrisy; and Jas, desperate to win the approval of the others despite lusting after Samira, a Muslim girl-qLondonstani, q funny, disturbing, and written in the exuberant language of its protagonists, is about tribalism, aggressive masculinity, integration, alienation, bling-bling economics, and qcomplicated family-related shit.qTo unlock a fone, you change its security code so that the handset can be used on a different network from the one it was ... So say your dad gets a handset upgrade to some slick Samsung on his Orange network an you want to swap it withanbsp;...


Title:Londonstani
Author: Gautam Malkani
Publisher:HarperCollins - 2006
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