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
- Publication Date: 21/02/2000
- Category: Film scripts & screenplays
- ISBN: 9780571202546
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Review by TheBooknerd
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.