Black Album


This is a comic and profane portrait of the artist as a young gun, set amid the clamour of semi-bankrupt, pseudo-progressive cultures of a clapped-out London.

ISBN: 9780571177523 Author: Kureishi, Hanif Publisher: FABER & FABER Publication Date: 6th May 2003 Imprint: Faber & Faber Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.914 (edition:20) Pages: 288 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Shahid is a clean-cut student, trying to make an impression on his college lecturer, Deedee Osgood, who gives his spirits a lift when she takes him to a naked rave party. Shahid’s academic prospects are threatened by the intervention of his gangster brother Chili, who, with his Armani suits and Gucci loafers, moves into Shahid’s bedsit as a hideout, bringing unnecessary danger and excitement with him. Set in London in 1989, the year of the fall of the Berlin wall and the fatwah, The Black Album is a thriller with a characteristically lively background: raves, ecstasy, religious ferment and sexual passion in a dangerous time.

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