The Housing Lark

Sam Selvon

£8.99

A sparkling story of housing and hostility in ’60s London

Paperback

Fiction

ISBN: 9780241441329

Published August 2020

144 pages

Description

‘Irreverent, spirited … a seriously funny novel’ New York Review of BooksSitting in his cramped basement room in Brixton, Battersby dreams of money, women, a T-bone steak – and a place to call his own.

So he and a group of friends decide to save up and buy a house together.

But amid grasping landlords, the temptations of spending money and the less-than-welcoming attitude of the Mother Country, can this motley group of hustlers and schemers, Trinidadians and Jamaicans, men and women make their dreams a reality? ‘Selvon’s meticulously observed narratives of displaced Londoners’ lives created a template for how to write about migrant, and postmigrant, London for countless writers who have followed in his wake, including Hanif Kureishi and Zadie Smith’ Caryl Phillips


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Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm