The Buddha of suburbia by Hanif Kureishi; 1 edition; First published in DAISY for print-disabled Download ebook for print-disabled (DAISY). The hero of Hanif Kureishi's first novel is Karim, a dreamy teenager, desperate to escape suburban South London and experience the forbidden fruits which the s seem to offer. When the unlikely opportunity of a life in the theatre announces itself, Karim starts to win the sort. Winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award'A wonderful novel. I doubt I will read a funnier one, or one with more heart, this year, possibly this decade.' Angela.
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May 01, Pages Buy. May 01, Pages. Karim Amir lives with his English mother and Indian father in the routine comfort of suburban London, enduring his teenage years with good humor, always on the lookout for adventure—and sexual possibilities. Life gets more interesting, however, when his father becomes the Buddha of Suburbia, beguiling a circle of would-be mystics. And when the Buddha falls in love with one of his disciples, the beautiful and brazen Eva, Karim is introduced to a world of renegade theater directors, punk rock stars, fancy parties, and all the sex a young man could desire.
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Karim Amir lives with his English mother and Indian father in the routine comfort of suburban London, enduring his teenage years with good humor, always on the lookout for adventure—and sexual possibilities. Life gets more interesting, however, when his father becomes the Buddha of Suburbia, beguiling a circle of would-be mystics. And when the Buddha falls in love with one of his disciples, the beautiful and brazen Eva, Karim is introduced to a world of renegade theater directors, punk rock stars, fancy parties, and all the sex a young man could desire.
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A love story for at least two generations, a high-spirited comedy of sexual manners and social turmoil, The Buddha of Suburbia is one of the most enchanting, provocative, and original books to appear in years. Literary Fiction. Paperback —. Buy the Paperback: Add to Cart. About The Buddha of Suburbia Karim Amir lives with his English mother and Indian father in the routine comfort of suburban London, enduring his teenage years with good humor, always on the lookout for adventure—and sexual possibilities.
Also by Hanif Kureishi. See all books by Hanif Kureishi. They've called me for the damn yoga Olympics,' he said' He easily became sarcastic, Dad. His balls and prick fell foward in his pants. Ttre considerable muscles in his arms swelled up and he breathed energetically. He was broad and sron8too: I ieckoned that hls chest was the one area in which he'd been "'p"r,du'' were of their kitchen range.
At fonrard-thinktng. Mum was a plump and unphyeical woman with a pale round facrc and kind brown eyes' I imaginea that she considered her body to be an inconvenient obiect surrounding her, as if she were stranded on an unexPlored desert island.
She said to Dad, 'Oh God, Haroon, all the front of you's sticking out like that and everyone can see! At leaat pull the curtains! I pulled the curtains on the back garden.
The room immediately seemed to contract. Tension rose. I couldn't wait to get out of the house now. I always wanted to be somewhere else, I don't know why. When Dad spoke his voice cante out squashed and thin. It is wonderful to know that you are ready to face up to life and extract from it all the real ioy it has to offer.
I read on.
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Satisfied, Dad stood up and put his clothes on. I can feel myself coming old, you see. Can't you see that? She treate me like dog's muck, Haroon. I'm not Indian enough for her. I'm only English. He waited for us to ask him about it. I'd discovered in life that if you're too eager others tend to get less eager.
The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
So the more eager I was the less eager I seemed. He wanted her to be with him, to witness him being respected by others.
From my room, the walls decorated ceiling to floor with newspapers, I could hear them arguing downstairs. Would he persuade her to come? I hoped notMy father was more frivolous when my mother wasn't around. I put o. It took me several months to get ready: I changed my entire outfit three times.
At seven o'clock I came downstairs in what I knew were the right clothes for Eva's evening. I wore turquoise flared trousers, a blue and white flower-pattemed see-through shirt, blue suede boots with Cuban heels, and a scarlet Indian waistcoat w'ith gold stitching around the edges.
I'd washed my face in old Spice. Dad waited at the door for me, his hands in his pockets. He wore a black polo-neck sweater, a black imitation-leather iacket and grey Marks and Spencer cords. When he saw me he suddenly looked agrlat9d. In the living room Mum was watchingStqtoe and Son and taking a bite from a Walnut Whip, which ahe replaced on the pouf in ftont of her. This was her ritrral: It made her glance constantly between the clock and the TV.
When she saw me she too became tense. Dad and I got out of the house as quickly as we could. At the end of the street, while we were waiting for the zz7 bus, a teacher of mine with one eye walked past us and recognized me. My father was a doctor.
Medicine is in our whole family. I knew all the streets and every bus route. Yet still he stumbled around the place like an Indian iust off the boat, and asked questions like, 'Is Dover in Kent? Not that this was entirely uncontrived, or unexploited. And I even came to like people who were callous or vicious provided they were interesting.
But I was sure Dad hadn't used his own gentle charisma to sleep with anyone but Mum, while married.