The Road Home

The Road Home

Book - 2007
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'On the coach, Lev chose a seat near the back and he sat huddled against the window, staring out at the land he was leaving ...' Lev is on his way to Britain to seek work, so that he can send money back to Eastern Europe to support his mother and little daughter.

Readers will become totally involved with his story, as he struggles with the mysterious rituals of 'Englishness', and the fashions and fads of the London scene. We see the road Lev travels through Lev's eyes, and we share his dilemmas: the intimacy of his friendships, old and new; his joys and sufferings; his aspirations and his hopes of finding his way home, wherever home may be.

Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2007
ISBN: 9780701178000
Characteristics: 365 p


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Nov 06, 2014

A deeply moving story beautifully told.

Oct 02, 2014

A modern day immigration story of a Russian trying to make a new life in England. Very well written and interesting.

Apr 20, 2014

I enjoyed this novel by Rose Tremain. However she seems to confuse the country Poland with Russia. On page 26, she writes that a Russian woman states: our country is part of the EU now. This is an error - Russia is NOT part of the EU. However Poland is now in the EU. F. Psutka

Jul 19, 2013

I read this book a few years ago and can still remember how wonderful it was.

Aug 13, 2012

Out of work widower Lev makes his way from Russia to London to find work. Eventually he finds work - and his calling - in a restaurant. After working 2 restaurant jobs he saves enough to return home and open his own restaurant.

InfraredKate Aug 02, 2011

Fantastic book about one immigrant man's incredible journey to help his family and himself...Highly recommend it.

Jun 24, 2010

Beautiful novel; holds you spellbound

Jan 17, 2010

A book that is not a formula type rags to riches. Well written.

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