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Gautam Malkani : Londonstani
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Author: Gautam Malkani
Title: Londonstani
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Date: 2007-08-28
ISBN: 0143112287
Publisher: Penguin Books
Weight: 0.75 pounds
Size: 5.6 x 8.44 x 0.78 inches
Edition: Reprint
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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-Londonstani, funny, disturbing, and written in the exuberant language of its protagonists, is about tribalism, aggressive masculinity, integration, alienation, bling-bling economics, and "complicated family-related shit."

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