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Minor Disturbances at Grand Life Apartments

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399708500

Price: £9.99

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‘The most charming, utterly lovely story I’ve read in ages… this is one of my books of the year’ RED
‘This joyous novel is a feast for the senses, as well as the soul’ JOANNA NELL
‘I loved this heartwarming read’ PRIMA

Welcome to Grand Life Apartments



Soon-to-be-retired Kamala spends her days counting down to her daughter’s annual visits from abroad.

Thirty-two-year-old engineer, Revathi, is frequently reminded by her mother that she’s fast reaching her expiry date in the arranged-marriage market.

And heartbroken Jason is here because he’s running away – from London, and from his past.

With nothing in common, they are united only by a love – and a need – for where they live. So when a developer threatens to demolish everything they know, they come together to save their beloved home…

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‘So humane and funny’ DEBORAH MOGGACH
‘I was put in mind of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City . . . a distinctive and evocative voice’ GRAEME SIMSION
‘Warm, gorgeous, tender, hopeful and human’ DAISY BUCHANAN
‘An enchanting hug of a book’ NIKKI MAY
‘A super warm and lovely read’ KATE SAWYER
‘I loved being transported to the Grand Life Apartments and I was bewitched by the characters, colours and tastes of Chennai. Please can I move in forever?’ CLARE POOLEY
‘A gorgeous, beautifully written story, full of wonderfully charming characters – and a loveable cat’ NICK BRADLEY
‘Written with such warmth’ SARA NISHA ADAMS

Reviews

A gorgeous, beautifully-written story, full of wonderfully charming characters - and a loveable cat
Nick Bradley
Written with such warmth . . . full of life and love. Hema Sukumar's lovely characters became like friends to me, and I adored spending time with them
Sara Nisha Adams
From the vibrant setting to its engaging characters, this joyous novel is a feast for the senses, as well as the soul
Joanna Nell
I was put in mind of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City. Just daily life and its 'small disturbances' but rendered with great observational acuity and a distinctive and evocative voice
Graeme Simsion
It's utterly entrancing - so humane and funny, and so seeped in India that I could smell the cooking and breathe the exhaust fumes. I absolutely loved it from start to finish
Deborah Moggach
Warm, gorgeous, tender, hopeful and human. I felt so HAPPY when I was reading it
Daisy Buchanan
An enchanting hug of a book with characters that you'll really root for
Nikki May
A super warm and lovely read . . . Should have a warning though: WILL MAKE YOU HUNGRY
Kate Sawyer
Hema Sukumar's debut is an absolute joy. I loved being transported to the Grand Life Apartments and I was bewitched by the characters, colours and tastes of Chennai. Please can I move in forever?
Clare Pooley
The most charming, utterly lovely story I've read in ages . . . With characters you absolutely root for and mouth-watering descriptions of delicious food, this is one of my books of the year
Red Magazine
I can picture this as a TV series - and I would definitely watch it
Belfast Telegraph
I loved this heartwarming read
Prima Magazine
Inspiring
Woman's Own
This charming debut is an absolute joy
Good Housekeeping
This is a delightful and warm-hearted story with a cast of characters I immediately fell in love with. Readers will be swept away by Sukumar's beautiful, evocative storytelling, and I defy anyone to read this and not want to move to the Grand Life Apartments! I adored this charming, hopeful book
Freya Sampson