|Genre||Fiction, Black Comedy|
Sour Sweet is a novel by Timothy Mo first published in 1982. Written as a 'sour sweet' comedy the story follows the tribulations of a Hong Kong Chinese immigrant and his initially reluctant wife as they attempt to make a home for themselves in 1960s London. It was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for 1982.
- Marcus, Laura; Peter Nicholls (2004). The Cambridge history of twentieth-century English literature. Cambridge University Press. p. 744.
- Mergenthal, Silvia (1996). "Acculturation and family structure: Mo's Sour Sweet, Kureishi's The Buddha of Suburbia, Ishiguro's A Pale View of Hills". In Eckhard Breitinger. Defining new idioms and alternative forms of expression. Rodopi. p. 119.
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