by Naomi Alderman - £8.99 Penguin Books Ltd (2007)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780141025957 | ISBN 10: 0141025956
By the age of 32, Ronit has left London and transformed her life. She has become a cigarette-smoking, wise-cracking, New York career woman, who is in love with a married man.
But when Ronitís father dies she is called back into the very different world of her childhood, a world she thought she had left far behind. The orthodox Jewish suburb of Hendon, north London is outraged by Ronit and her provocative ways. But Ronit is shocked too by the confrontation with her past. And when she meets up with her childhood girlfriend Esti, she is forced to think again about what she has left behind.
Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers 2006.
"Rich, fresh, fascinating. A wonderful novel."
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