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One Last Selfless Act

Thomas Jones: Sunjeev Sahota, 22 October 2015

The Year of the Runaways 
by Sunjeev Sahota.
Picador, 468 pp., £14.99, June 2015, 978 1 4472 4164 5
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... Sunjeev Sahota​ ’s novel begins with a man showing a woman round a flat. She is going to live there; he is not. We are told their names, Randeep Sanghera and Narinder Kaur, and that they’re in Sheffield, and that she used to live in London. We can work out that they’re Sikh from their names, and because she greets him with the formula ‘Sat sri akal ...

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