Rani and Sukh by Bali Rai
  

Synopsis

Rani and Sukh by Bali Rai

1950s Punjab - a secret affair goes terribly wrong and the bride commits suicide after her lover is attacked by her family. The two families part in violence and conflict-2004 Leicester - Rani and Sukh fall in love, unaware of the terrible legacy of the past and the conflict between their two families-Can tragedy be averted or will the two young people be able to escape the cycle of violence and draw the families together for the future?

Reviews

Gritty, urban, streetwise story shot through acerbic wit and compassionate humour like letters through candy rock, empowering and investing hope in young people to create their own future while respecting their past The School Librarian This bitter-sweet story hurtles towards its inevitable conclusion, which is both frustratingly honest and overwhelmingly powerful. It is a heart-wrenching love story that will exert its power over you long after the book is finished -- Claudia Mody The Bookseller Rai's snappily-written dialogue and stream-of-consciousness narrative create a vivid, fast-moving take on the Romeo & Juliet story Booktrust This is a novel which challenges assumptions abour race, gender roles and family loyalties Irish Times It is well executed with convincing dialogue, humour and lively and believable main characters acting as teenagers of today do Inis

About the Author

Bali Rai

Bali Rai is a well-established, award winning and hugely popular voice within the young adult fiction market. His particular successful title Rani and Sukh became a set-text for GCSE English. His novel Killing Honour won the North East Teen Book Award, and was described as 'utterly compelling' by The Bookseller. He lives in Leicester with his family. Read more about the author here.

Bali is Booktrust's online writer in residence. Click here to read his blog.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
320 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Bali Rai
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Author's Website

www.balirai.co.uk/

Publisher

Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

6th May 2004

ISBN

9780552548908


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