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LONDONSTANI: By Gautam Malkani, Harper Perennial, €11.75.

7th April, 2007

LONDONSTANI: By Gautam Malkani, Harper Perennial, €11.75.>

Any mention of Financial Times journalist Gautam Malkani’s first novel will forever be prefaced by mention of the €300,000-plus advance he allegedly received for the book.

Set in Hounslow on the outskirts of London, it follows the fates of four boys from a middle-class Asian community who would far rather pretend they live in the ghetto especially Jas, whose pining for a Muslim girl...

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