My Beautiful Laundrette, Paperback

My Beautiful Laundrette Paperback

Part of the FF Classics series

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Omar is a restless young Asian man, caring for his alcoholic father in the hustling London of the mid-1980s.

His uncle, a keen Thatcherite, offers Omar an entrepreneurial opportunity to revamp a dingy laundrette, and ambitious Omar rolls up his sleeves, enlisting the assistance of his old school-friend Johnny, who has since fallen in with a gang of neo-fascists.

Omar and Johnny soon form an unlikely alliance that leads to business success, as well as other, more intimate surprises.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • Category: Film scripts & screenplays
  • ISBN: 9780571202546



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I seem to be in an extreme minority of people who hate this story. Dysfunctional relationships, hypocritical social elitism, bigotry, obnoxious characters, disjointed events and dialogue . . . I fail to recognize the brilliance of this literary masterpiece.

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