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The Room of Lost Things

by Stella Duffy
£9.99   paperback  Virago Press Ltd (2009)

The Room of Lost Things by Stella Duffy Winner of the Stonewall Writer of the Year 2008.
 
Set in contemporary south London, The Room of Lost Things portrays a surprising but moving friendship. Robert Sutton has run his dry-cleaning shop in Loughborough Junction for forty years. At the heart of a bustling community, Robert knows his customers well - indeed far better than they could ever guess.
 
When Robert decides to sell his business to Akeel, an ambitious young British Muslim from east London, he does not think they have much in common. But as Akeel learns his new trade, the two men begin to reveal their hidden lives in Stella Duffy's exceptionally compassionate and powerful novel.

"A spellbinding love song to a part of London usually demonised as home to muggings, shootings and feral gangs... a book of great sensitivity and passion."
(Independent on Sunday)
"Full of wonderfully atmospheric evocation of place, somehow managing to make a dry-cleaners beneath a railway arch in Loughborough Junction seem like the most magical location imaginable."
(Sunday Telegraph)
"Stella Duffy is a writer who never lets you down, and this is her most ambitious, satisfying book yet."
(Ali Smith)

ISBN 13: 9781844082131 | ISBN 10: 184408213x

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