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The Buddha of Suburbia

Title

The Buddha of Suburbia

Authors

Hanif Kureishi

Publisher

Penguin Books

Publication Year

1990

ISBN

9780140131680

Pages

284 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Indian / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/female

Keywords

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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