Jubilee by Shelley Harris

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There are some evasions and inconsistencies: Satish's contrite submission to Narcotics Anonymous feels a little cursory; you want to know more about the ultimate impact of his addiction on his family and career.
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It is 1977, the Queen's Silver Jubilee, and a photographer captures a moment forever: a street party with bunting and Union Jacks fluttering in the breeze. Right in the centre of the frame, a small Asian boy stares intently into the camera. The photograph becomes iconic, a symbol of everything that is great about Britain. But the harmonious image conceals a very different reality. Amid the party food and the platform shoes, the pop music and the punk, there are tensions in the Cherry Gardens community. As the street party begins, those tensions threaten to erupt. Fast forward to the present and the boy, Satish, has become a successful cardiologist, saving lives, respected by those around him. But he is living with a secret. When Satish is asked to take part in a reunion of those involved in that Jubilee photograph, he must confront the truth about that day, and the events that changed the course of his life
 

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Published January 1, 2012 by George Weidenfeld & Nicholson.
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Alfred Hickling on Jan 20 2012

There are some evasions and inconsistencies: Satish's contrite submission to Narcotics Anonymous feels a little cursory; you want to know more about the ultimate impact of his addiction on his family and career.

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