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The Umbrella

Hanif Kureishi

The minute they arrived at the adventure playground, Roger’s two sons charged up a long ramp and soon were clinging to the steel netting that hung from a high beam. Satisfied that it would take them some time to extract themselves, Roger sat on a bench and turned to the sports section of his newsp…

Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi grew up in Kent and studied philosophy at King’s College London. He was chosen as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 1993. His novels include The Buddha of Suburbia, which won the 1990 Whitbread Award for First Novel, The Black Album, Intimacy and The Last Word. He has been appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and is a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. His next book, What Happened?, a collection of essays and stories, is published in 2019.

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