The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanif Kureishi 1990 - Faber & Faber, London - First Edition ‘Hanif Kureishi's debut novel remains an important time capsule for teenage life in 1970s London, confronting racial politics at a time when immigrants were treated as intruders on British soil.

The book's teenage protagonist Karim, a "hybrid" of Asian and English blood, is searching for sex and a sense of belonging in the suburbs. He is torn between wanting acceptance from two camps: white supremacists and alienated immigrants. Meanwhile, his father, the book's most memorable character, is on a similar path, teaching Buddhist discipline to a generation of ageing hippies, while Karim indulges in drugs and mutual masturbation behind closed doors.’ -
The Guardian
  Awarded the Whitbread Award for best first novel in 1990.

pp. [4] 284.
  Condition: Fine in near fine with a hint of rubbing to black rear panel.   Ref: 105831   Price: HK$ 900