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The Last Gift
Author: Abdulrazak Gurnah

ISBN: 9781408815182
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 279
Published: 31 May 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.3 x 2.1
Description:
An astounding meditation on family, self and the meaning of home by the Booker-shortlisted author of Desertion

One day, long before the troubles, he slipped away without saying a word to anyone and never went back. And then another day, forty three years later, he collapsed just inside the front door of his house in a small English town. It was late in the day when it happened, on his way home after work, but it was also late in the day altogether. He had left things for too long and there was no one to blame for it but himself.

Abbas has never told anyone about his past - before he was a sailor on the high seas, before he met his wife Maryam outside a Boots in Exeter, before they settled into a quiet life in Norwich with their children, Jamal and Hanna. Now, at the age of sixty-three, he suffers a collapse that renders him bedbound and unable to speak about things he thought he would one day have to.

Jamal and Hanna have grown up and gone out into the world. They were both born in England but cannot shake a sense of apartness. Hanna calls herself Anna now, and has just moved to...

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