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The Buddha of Suburbia

Title

The Buddha of Suburbia

Authors

Hanif Kureishi

Publisher

Penguin Books

Pages

284 pages

Publication Year

1990

ISBN

9780140131680

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Divorce; Biracial; Bisexual; Bicultural; divorced parents; biracial teenager; bisexual teenager; bicultural teenager

Annotation

Karim is the son of an assimilated Indian businessman in London. When his Zen-obsessed father becomes the guru of the swinging suburban scene, Karim is swept up into the world of theater, art, drugs, rock and roll and sexual exploration.

Grade Level

9-12; Adult

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/female

Race/Ethnicities

Indian / White

Keywords

Indian culture; London; sex; theater; parties; friendship; love

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Buddha of Suburbia

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