'Sahota knows how to light up a scene, how to make you stay up late at night. A brilliant and beautiful novel' GuardianTochi, Avtar and Randeep have fled India for a new home in England, where, bound by secrets, haunted by history, and in pursuit of hope, they try to find a toehold in a country that seems utterly foreign. Tochi and Avtar have no real papers, but Randeep is the lucky one, married to Narinder, his visa-wife living on the other side of town. She has her own reasons for trying to help him. But what price have they paid for their dreams?'So rich, so absorbing . . . Characters you grow to love and truly care for. You cry because you just don't want this book to end' Spectator
'Should be compulsory reading. A magnificent achievement' Daily Mail
'A rich, intricate, beautifully written novel, bursting and seething with energy' The Times
'Nothing short of an asteroid impact would have made me put the book down'