Under his railway arch in Loughborough Junction, South London, Robert Sutton is taking leave of a lifetime of hard work. His dry-cleaning shop lies at the heart of a lively community, a fixed point in a changing world. And, as he explains to his successor, young East Londoner Akeel, it is also the resting place for the contents of his customers' pockets - and for their secrets and lies. As he helps Akeel to make a new life out of his old one, Robert also hands on all he knows of his world: the dirty dip of the Thames; the parks, rare green oases in a desert of high-rises and decaying mansion blocks; and the varied lives that converge at the junction. Humming with life, packed tight with detail, The Room of Lost Things is a hymn of love to a great and overflowing city, and a profoundly human story that holds us in its grip from the first sentence until the last.He too is a messenger. He tells the world. Sometimes they listen, sometimes not. He is not frightening, does not want to scare people, not with intent. But the Poet does have a huge voice, deep. Profondo. He studied music once, remembersanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Room Of Lost Things|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-01-20|