The Buddha of Suburbia

Hanif Kureishi

Karim lives with his Mum and Dad in a suburb of south London and dreams of making his escape to the bright lights of the big city. But his father is no ordinary Dad, he is ‘the buddha of suburbia’, a strange and compelling figure whose powers of meditation hold a circle of would-be mystics spellbound with the fascinations of the East.

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Reader Reviews

Anonymous

18 January 2016

A fantastically funny book which I love dipping back into. It is spot on about so much: gender, cultural identity, music, growing up in the suburbs…