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Gabriel's father, a washed-up rock musician, has been chucked out of the house by Gabriel's mother, who works nights and sleeps days. Lonely Gabriel finds solace in a mysterious connection to his deceased twin, Archie, and in his gift for producing real objects simply by drawing them. Then a chance visit with rock star Lester Jones, his father's former band mate, provides Gabriel with a tool that might help mend his family. All he has to do is figure out how to use it.

Hanif Kureishi portrays Gabriel's naive hope and artistic aspirations with the same insight that he brought to the Anglo-Indian experience in The Buddha of Suburbia and to infidelity in Intimacy. Gabriel's Gift is a tender meditation on failure, talent, and the power of imagination, and offers a humorous portrait of a generation that only started to think about growing up when its children did.

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The protagonist of this novel is a 15-year-old North London schoolboy called Gabriel. He is forced to come to terms with a new life, and use his gift for painting in order to make sense of his world, once the equilibrium of the family has been shattered by his father's departure.

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Kureishi's most successful and accessible book since "Intimacy", with over 25,000 copies sold to date of the trade paperback. "Here (Kureishi) returns to what he writes about best - the adult world viewed from the vantage point of adolescence" "Spectator". "Hugely engaging...Kureishi fashions his narrative with wit and immense charm" "Independent".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780571209293
Author:
KUREISHI, HANIF
Publisher:
Libri
Location:
N
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
20020318
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Pages:
178
Dimensions:
178 x 111 in.

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"Synopsis" by , The protagonist of this novel is a 15-year-old North London schoolboy called Gabriel. He is forced to come to terms with a new life, and use his gift for painting in order to make sense of his world, once the equilibrium of the family has been shattered by his father's departure.
"Synopsis" by , Kureishi's most successful and accessible book since "Intimacy", with over 25,000 copies sold to date of the trade paperback. "Here (Kureishi) returns to what he writes about best - the adult world viewed from the vantage point of adolescence" "Spectator". "Hugely engaging...Kureishi fashions his narrative with wit and immense charm" "Independent".
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