Western Lane : Shortlisted For The Booker Prize 2023

Western Lane : Shortlisted For The Booker Prize 2023

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Chetna Maroo

Category: Fiction General

Publication date: 5/11/23

Publisher: Picador

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 176 pages

Weight: 290

Dimensions: 143 x 226 x 22

A beautiful and evocative novel about grief, about growing up, about losing and winning. The people and places in this book will stay with me for a long time.' �_" Sally RooneyShortlisted for the Booker Prize 2023. The International Bestseller. A deeply moving novel about grief, sisterhood, squash and a teenage girl's struggle to transcend herself. Eleven-year-old Gopi has been playing squash since she was old enough to hold a racket. When her mother dies, her father enlists her in a quietly brutal training regimen, and the game becomes her world. Slowly, she grows apart from her sisters. Her life is reduced to the sport, guided by its rhythms: the serve, the volley, the drive, the shot and its echo. But on the court, she is not alone. She is with her pa. She is with Ged, a thirteen-year-old boy with his own formidable talent. She is with the players who have come before her. She is in awe. An unforgettable coming-of-age story, Chetna Maroo�_Ts first novel is a moving exploration of the closeness of sisterhood, the immigrant experience, and the collective overcoming of grief. 'With this gorgeous debut, Maroo blows most of the competition off the court.' �_" The Times'Stunning . . . Spare, tender, brilliantly achieved . . . A novel that unfolds in silences . . . and dares to leave much unsaid.' �_" The Guardian