Author(s): Roshi Fernando

Adult Fiction

A stunning work of fiction about contemporary immigrant life from a dazzling new writer.


It's New Year's Eve 1982. At Victor and Nandini's home, family and friends gather to celebrate. Whiskey and arrack have been poured, poppadoms are freshly fried, and baila music is on the stereo. In the middle of it all is sixteen-year old Preethi, tipsy on youth, friendship, and pilfered wine, desperate to belong. Moving back and forth in time, between London and Sri Lanka, and circling the people in Preethi's world, Homesick is a poignant narrative that blends love with loss, politics with pop culture, and tradition with rebellion.


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'Roshi Fernando's urgent stories offer a tantalising glimpse of the unexpected connections people make, living in today's Britain' Romesh Gunesekera


'Roshi Fernando is a virtuoso writer, whose work is distinguished by unique flair, a powerful style and disciplined artistic intelligence' Stevie Davies

Roshi Fernando was born in London of Sri Lankan parents. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Swansea. She won the 2009 Impress Prize for New Writers, was shortlisted for the 2011 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Award, longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2011, and given a special commendation by the judges of the Manchester Fiction Prize and was longlisted for the Bridport Prize and the Fish Prize. Roshi Fernando lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and four children.

General Fields

  • : 9781408826362
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : 0.332
  • : January 2012
  • : 216mm X 135mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Roshi Fernando
  • : Paperback
  • : Export ed
  • : English
  • : 823/.92
  • : 304