Western Lane

by Chetna Maroo

Western Lane

by Chetna Maroo

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‘A beautiful and evocative novel about grief, about growing up, about losing and winning. The people and places in this book will stay with me for a long time.’ Sally Rooney

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2023. The International Bestseller.

A deeply moving novel about grief, sisterhood, squash and a teenage girl’s struggle to transcend herself. Eleven-year-old Gopi has been playing squash since she was old enough to hold a racket. When her mother dies, her father enlists her in a quietly brutal training regimen, and the game becomes her world.

Slowly, she grows apart from her sisters. Her life is reduced to the sport, guided by its rhythms: the serve, the volley, the drive, the shot and its echo. But on the court, she is not alone.

She is with her pa. She is with Ged, a thirteen-year-old boy with his own formidable talent. She is with the players who have come before her.

She is in awe. An unforgettable coming-of-age story, Chetna Maroo’s first novel is a moving exploration of the closeness of sisterhood, the immigrant experience, and the collective overcoming of grief.

Additional Information

ISBN9781529094626
Weight350 g
Dimensions24 × 15 × 4 cm