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Moorhead Public Library SMI (Text) 33500012735023 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780375703867
  • ISBN: 0375501851 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: print
    448 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, c2000.

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Summary, etc.: On New Year's morning, 1975, Archie Jones sits in his car on a London road and waits for the exhaust fumes to fill his Cavalier Musketeer station wagon. Archie--working-class, ordinary, a failed marriage under his belt--is calling it quits, the deciding factor being the flip of a 20-pence coin. When the owner of a nearby halal butcher shop (annoyed that Archie's car is blocking his delivery area) comes out and bangs on the window, he gives Archie another chance at life and sets in motion this richly imagined, uproariously funny novel. Set in post-war London, this novel of the racial, political, and social upheaval of the last half-century follows two families--the Joneses and the Iqbals, both outsiders from within the former British empire--as they make their way in modern England.
Subject: London (England) Fiction
Jamaicans England Fiction
Ethnic relations Fiction
Race relations Fiction
Male friendship Fiction
Muslim families Fiction
Assimilation (Sociology) Fiction
Interracial marriage Fiction
Genetic engineering Fiction
Fate and fatalism Fiction
Great Britain Social conditions 1945
Assimilation (Sociology)
Ethnic relations
Fate and fatalism
Genetic engineering
Interracial marriage
Jamaicans
Male friendship
Muslim families
Race relations
England
England London
Immigrants Great Britain Fiction
Multiculturalism Great Britain Fiction
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Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 7 of 100000 Preferred library: Northwest Regional Library?

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