Lev is traveling to London from Eastern Europe after he loses his job and his wife. He leaves
his mother, daughter and best friend in order to make a better living for himself and be able to
provide for his daughter. When he finally gets to London, he is forced to find shelter, find a job,
and make some friends in order to survive. Lev is also forced to deal with the homesickness that
he feels and wonders if he will ever be able to return home.
Lev is a strong character and somehow makes it work for himself once he arrives in London. This
reader cannot imagine that many would have the luck that Lev appeared to have in finding work and
shelter. Lev is similar to many others who have tried to make a better life for themselves and the
families they are forced to leave behind in poorer countries. Unlike many, Lev is able to find a
huge part of himself and make it work for him and his daughter.
Readers who enjoy contemporary novels should enjoy The Road Home.