Paperback / softback $22.99 - HarperCollins Publishers
Fiction - Published: 18/Feb/2019 - ISBN: 9780008175658
The Friendly Ones is about two families; in it, people with very different histories can fit together, and redeem each other. One is a large and loosely connected family who have come to England from the subcontinent in fits and starts, brought to England by education, and economic possibilities. Or driven away from their native country by war, murder, crime and brutal oppression. The secret wound that overshadows the Spinsters, their neighbours next door, is of a different kind. Spanning decades and with a big and beautifully drawn cast of characters all making their different ways towards lives that make sense, Hensher shows how the legacies of our history can be mastered by the decision to know something about people who are not like us.
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