a beautiful book,
This review is from: Ours are the Streets (Paperback)
This is a profoundly beautiful and touching narrative, written with skill and insight by an extremely talented writer. the protagonist, Imtiaz, it written with feeling, humour and compassion and, despite the shocking turn his life takes, you cannot help but sympathize. This is a controversial story, but one that, I feel, deals primarily with identity, with isolation and the issues facing those whose parents' upbringing was (both geographically and cultural) worlds apart from their own.
The timeline on which the story is told is cleverly constructed, and Imtiaz addresses a variety of characters as he tells his story. At times, it is shocking, and at times stunning, but always extremely thoughtful and original.
I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone. It is a story of extreme elegance, heartfelt tragedy, and, above all, a story to get lost in. Sunjeev Sahota has a talent and insight that, I hope, will only grow.