The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
Experience the wonder of the written word from some of the greatest writers of the modern age, with Faber Modern Classics. Featuring an introduction from Zadie Smith.
"My name is Karim Amir, and I am an Englishman born and bred, almost..."
The hero of Hanif Kureishi's debut novel is dreamy teenager Karim, desperate to escape suburban South London and experience the forbidden fruits which the 1970s seem to offer. When the unlikely opportunity of a life in the theatre announces itself, Karim starts to win the sort of attention he has been craving - albeit with some rude and raucous results.
With the publication of Buddha of Suburbia, Hanif Kureishi landed into the literary landscape as a distinct new voice and a fearless taboo-breaking writer. The novel inspired a ground-breaking BBC series featuring a soundtrack by David Bowie.
About the Author
Hanif Kureishi is the author of novels (including The Buddha of Suburbia, The Black Album and Intimacy), story collections (Love in a Blue Time, Midnight All Day, The Body), plays (including Outskirts, Borderline and Sleep With Me), and screenplays (including My Beautiful Laundrette and Venus).
Format: Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.9 | 248g
Publication Date: 01 May 2015
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
Edition Number: 4
A book that has been read but is in good condition. Some minor damage to the cover including minor scuff marks and creasing along the edges, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.