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Gabriel's gift

Author: Hanif Kureishi
Publisher: London : Faber, 2002, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hanif Kureishi
ISBN: 0571209297 9780571209293 0571207928 9780571207923
OCLC Number: 48570804
Notes: Originally published by Faber and Faber, 2001.
Description: 178 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Hanif Kureishi.

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The protagonist of this novel is a 15-year-old North London schoolboy called Gabriel. He is forced to come to terms with a new life, and use his gift for painting in order to make sense of his world,  Read more...

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Matthew Craft"The Hartford Courant"Smart, sensitive, and brisk..."Gabriel's Gift" does what many of us are unable to do: It plumbs through the small deceits and cheap antagonisms of everyday family Read more...

 
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