Hanif Kureishi: Something to Tell You

(1787 words)

“As so often in Kureishi’s work, London is a place of possibility and transformation”, states critic Susie Thomas, and in this novel, as in so many of his other texts, the Kureishi once again mines the possibilities offered by his trademark West-London territory as a fruitful location for the intersecting concerns of global politics, local “scenes” and personal melodrama. Kureishi’s fifth novel, first published in 2008, traces the complex nexus of relationships that have shaped the fortunes and misfortunes of middle-aged psychoanalyst Jamal Khan. Returning to familiar thematic, geographic and stylistic territory, Something to Tell You boasts Kureishi’s characteristic blend of the trivial and the sublime, fraught …

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Ilott, Sarah. "Something to Tell You". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2013
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