Chetna Maroo Western Lane recensie

Chetna Maroo Western Lane recensie

Western Lane

  • Auteur: Chetna Maroo (Engeland)
  • Soort boek: Engelse debuutroman
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Picador
  • Verschijnt: 11 mei 2023
  • Omvang: 176 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Prijs: € 25,95 / € 17,76
  • Boek bestellen bij: Amazon / Bol
  • Shortlist Booker Prize 2023

Flaptekst van de roman van Chetna Maroo

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 indelible coming-of-age story, Chetna Maroo’s first novel captures the ordinary and annihilates it with beauty. Western Lane is a valentine to innocence, to the closeness of sisterhood, to the strange ways we come to know ourselves and each other.

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