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eBook China Room: LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021; Sunjeev Sahota.
Publication year: 2021
Media class: eBook
**Longlistedfor the Booker Prize 2021** **A Daily Telegraph , Guardian and The Times Book of the Year 2021** 'Sahota combines great writing with amazing storytelling ... incredibly immersive, gripping and very moving .' BBC Radio Four, Open Book 'Steeped in kindness and deep humanity' TLS Mehar, a young bride in rural 1929 Punjab, is trying to discover the identity of her new husband. She and her sisters-in-law, married to three brothers in a single ceremony, spend their days at work in the family's 'china room', sequestered from contact with the men. When Mehar develops a theory as to which of them is hers, a passion is ignited that will put more than one life at risk. Spiralling around Mehar's story is that of a young man who in 1999 travels from England to the now-deserted farm, its 'china room' locked and barred. In enforced flight from the traumas of his adolescence - his experiences of addiction, racism, and estrangement from the culture of his birth - he