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Top 40 Book Club : December 2008
The Road Home ROSE TREMAIN WINNER OF THE 2008 ORANGE BROADBAND PRIZE FOR FICTION. Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to Britain seeking work to earn money to send back to his mother and five year old daughter. He is 42 years old, an unskilled, unemployed lumberyard worker, and is seeking a better life. The Road Home follows Lev’s desperate and lonely journey to ultimately discover the meaning of home. This novel provides a vivid insight into immigrant life and the struggle involved in being faced with an utterly foreign culture and social structure to their own. 29