The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi

"My name is Karim Amir, and I am an Englishman born and bred, almost..."The hero of Hanif Kureishi's debut novel is dreamy teenager Karim, desperate to escape suburban South London and experience the forbidden fruits which the 1970s seem to offer. When the unlikely opportunity of a life in the theatre announces itself, Karim starts to win the sort of attention he has been craving - albeit with some rude and raucous results. With the publication of Buddha of Suburbia, Hanif Kureishi landed into the literary landscape as a distinct new voice and a fearless taboo-breaking writer.

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The 663rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 95th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Buddha of Suburbia Paperback 5537743 $13.65 $0.01 1991
The Buddha of Suburbia Paperback 103217 $4.49 $0.01 1991
The Buddha of Suburbia Hardcover 1289739 $22.91 $1.96 1990
Buddha of Suburbia (FF Classics) Paperback 2248087 $4.31 $0.01
Buddha of Suburbia Paperback 2324879 $5.59 $2.02