Title Profile & Character Information

The Road Home

Annotation
In the wake of factory closings and his beloved wife's death, Lev is on his way from Eastern Europe to London, seeking work to support his family. Homesickness dogs him, not only for nostalgic reasons, but because he doesn't belong, body or soul, to his new country.

Awards
2008  Orange Prize for Fiction

Characters
NameOlev
GenderMale
TraitsWidower
Father

GenreFiction
Historical
Sociological
TopicsWidower
Life changes
Relocation
Restaurants
Friendship
Love affairs
Survival
Gossip
Homesickness
Identity