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Gabriel's Gift: A Novel by Hanif Kureishi

Gabriel's Gift: A Novel (original 2001; edition 2002)

by Hanif Kureishi

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Title:Gabriel's Gift: A Novel
Authors:Hanif Kureishi
Info:Scribner Paper Fiction (2002), Paperback, 224 pages
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Tags:1001, England

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Gabriel's Gift: A Novel by Hanif Kureishi (2001)



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Absolutely loved Kureishi's writing. In a matter of a few sentences the reader is whisked into the mind and heart of an adolescent boy trying to understand the rollercoaster which is life. At the core of this novella is the question of how to hold onto imagination? How to hold onto losses...a twin, a marriage, the truth, ideals? Wonderfully crafted, this book is a gem! ( )
  hemlokgang | Nov 19, 2012 |
small book about some london's family, no recommendet
  yevgenb | May 11, 2010 |
A great read that keeps interest and the pages turning. ( )
  Scaryguy | Sep 5, 2007 |
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Gabriel's father, a washed-up rock musician, has been chucked out of the house by Gabriel's mother, who works nights and sleeps days. Lonely Gabriel finds solace in a mysterious connection to his deceased twin, Archie, and in his gift for producing real objects simply by drawing them. Then a chance visit with rock star Lester Jones, his father's former band mate, provides Gabriel with a tool that might help mend his family. All he has to do is figure out how to use it.

Hanif Kureishi portrays Gabriel's naive hope and artistic aspirations with the same insight that he brought to the Anglo-Indian experience in The Buddha of Suburbia and to infidelity in Intimacy. Gabriel's Gift is a tender meditation on failure, talent, and the power of imagination, and offers a humorous portrait of a generation that only started to think about growing up when its children did.

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