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The Year of the Runaways

(2015)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)

"All you can do is surrender, happily, to its power."
Salman Rushdie


Nominated for the Man Booker Prize. One of Granta's Best Young British Novelists in 2013 gives us a sweeping, urgent, contemporary epic about a year in the life of a group of young illegal immigrants living and working together in the north of England.
Three young men from very different backgrounds come together in a journey from India to England, where they hope to begin something new. To support their families; where they can, to build their future; to show their worth; to escape the past. They have almost no idea of what awaits them.

In a dilapidated shared house in Sheffield, Tarlochan, a former rickshaw driver, will say nothing about his life in Bihar. Avtar has a secret that binds him to the unpredictable Randeep. Randeep, in turn, has a visa-wife in a flat on the other side of town, whose cupboards are full of her husband's clothes in case the immigration men surprise her with a visit.

She is Narinder, and her story is the most surprising of all.

Utterly absorbing and beautiful, sweeping in scope, The Year of the Runaways is written with compassion touched by grace. As Tochi, Avtar, Randeep and Narinder negotiate their dreams, desires and shocking realities, as their histories continue to pull at them, as the seasons pass, what emerges is a novel of overwhelming humanity: one which asks how far we can decide our own course in life, and what we should do for love, for faith, and for family.

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December 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewer's Choice)
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN: 1-4104-9535-3 / 978-1-4104-9535-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways: A novel
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN: 1-101-94610-5 / 978-1-101-94610-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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September 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways: A novel
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN: 0-345-81015-5 / 978-0-345-81015-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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September 2015 : Hardback
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways
Author(s): Sahota, Sunjeev
ISBN: 9382616683 / 978-9382616689
Publisher: Prakash
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June 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN: 1-4472-4164-9 / 978-1-4472-4164-5 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN: 1-101-91188-3 / 978-1-101-91188-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways: A novel
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN: 0-345-81017-1 / 978-0-345-81017-5 (USA edition)
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January 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN: 1-4472-4165-7 / 978-1-4472-4165-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN: 0-451-49299-4 / 978-0-451-49299-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Lcc Us
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October 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN: 1-5098-2388-3 / 978-1-5098-2388-8 (UK edition)
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June 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN: 1-4472-4166-5 / 978-1-4472-4166-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN: 1-68168-024-6 / 978-1-68168-024-8 (USA edition)
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
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October 2015 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
ISBN: 1-5100-1083-1 / 978-1-5100-1083-3 (UK edition)
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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September 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways
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March 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways: A novel
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
Publisher: Knopf
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September 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Year of the Runaways: A novel
Author(s): Sunjeev Sahota
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June 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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