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At home I don’t feel at home. They’ll be hated and they’ll hate other people.

He said you can iintimacy that, you can pretend to be that; identity is just a masquerade. Perhaps this is because of the way sexuality is usually portrayed on film. I loved this book. There’s so much in it that I relate to or can easily imagine relating to in the near future were I to have children of my own. View all 7 comments. You may as well call it a fish. Something about her changed everything.

C Hanif Kureishi All rights reserved. I feel as if I am in a plunging aeroplane.

I think I believed that if you didn’t have children monogamy was unnecessary. I glance over the newspaper. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


A collection of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill’s life. Kureishi at his very best, an excruciating short story about the end of a relationship. Is it cheaper than what might a Well, let’s see This became my paradigm of important knowledge. One does not have kureiahi look too hard to find the shadow of Hanif Kureishi himself kuresihi the novel. Old wives; old story.

This afternoon was particularly difficult. If I ask him why his wife still hates him, he will tell me.

Hanif Kureishi: A life laid bare

I sit on the floor near the boys, releasing the buckle of my belt when I locate it finally in the loose folds of my belly. She likes auctions, where she buys unusual pictures, prints and furniture, often with worn velvet attached to some part of them. The project disappeared into a miasma of misplaced politeness. This great rock god that I’d worshipped as a boy and there we were in Claridge’s. I fetch them from the kitchen without Susan noticing me.

They even strongly recommended not to read this book. His young lover one day says to him, “If you want me, I’m here”. Patrice arranged to come and see me in London a couple of years ago.


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He doesn’t kureidhi whether I am silent or voluble. The rest of the time I was sitting at home watching Steptoe and Son like everybody else.

He listens; we talk and argue. For me, it is enough that what has been accomplished was worth kurieshi effort and a pleasure. This confusion isn’t going to leave me alone.

But it is five years since intimac last novel, The Body, and there is a sense that as a novelist he has been selling himself short, writing books that are smaller than his talent, which is considerable. The kindness of the gesture shocks me. The boys extend their greedy fingers but don’t look away from the TV.