Vendor: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages: 368
Dimensions: 8.00 × 5.31 (inches)
Funny, crude, disturbing, written in the vibrant language of its protagonists, Londonstani follows Hardjit, Ravi, Amit and Jas as they cruise the streets of Hounslow, West London, in Amit’s souped-up Beemer. Chasing the posh thug life, this crew of middle-class boys seems invincible—until their petty scams and chest-thumping violence leads them into dangerous terrain, and harsh reality supplants the fantasy of hip-hop bling and easy cash.
Both a classic coming-of-age story and a uniquely refreshing tale for our time, Gautam Malkani’s internationally acclaimed debut novel has turned heads with its themes of new tribalism, aggressive masculinity, integration and the enduring shadow of generations. Now in a Perennial edition with a fascinating P.S. section, Londonstani is poised to become an iconic favourite of contemporary British literature, at par with the works of Irvine Welsh, Zadie Smith and Monica Ali.