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Gabriel's father, a washed-up rock musician, has been chucked out of the house by Gabriel's mother, who works nights and sleeps days. Lonely Gabriel finds solace in a mysterious connection to his deceased twin, Archie, and in his gift for producing real objects simply by drawing them. Then a chance visit with rock star Lester Jones, his father's former band mate, provides Gabriel with a tool that might help mend his family. All he has to do is figure out how to use it.

Hanif Kureishi portrays Gabriel's naive hope and artistic aspirations with the same insight that he brought to the Anglo-Indian experience in The Buddha of Suburbia and to infidelity in Intimacy. Gabriel's Gift is a tender meditation on failure, talent, and the power of imagination, and offers a humorous portrait of a generation that only started to think about growing up when its children did.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Gabriel's Gift: A Novel
Author(s): Hanif Kureishi
ISBN: 074321711X / 9780743217118 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

September 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Gabriel's Gift: A Novel
Author(s): Hanif Kureishi
ISBN: 0743217136 / 9780743217132 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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March 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Gabriel's Gift
Author(s): Hanif Kureishi
ISBN: 0571209297 / 9780571209293 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Gabriel's Gift
Author(s): Hanif Kureishi
ISBN: 0571210856 / 9780571210855 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: Gabriel's Gift
Author(s): H Kureishi
ISBN: 0571207928 / 9780571207923 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Kindle Editions

January 2009 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Gabriel's Gift
Author(s): Hanif Kureishi

Publisher: Faber & Faber Fiction
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February 2002 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Gabriel's Gift: A Novel
Author(s): Hanif Kureishi

Publisher: Scribner
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