After his experience in New York with Pyke, eleanor, his actor job and charlie, Karim goes back to London suburbs. He sees his family ans sees that there were lots of changes since he left the country six months ago.
Karim sees a real difference in his relation with his father, who seems to regret his relationship with eva and seems to be in love with Margaret, who found a new lover. there is a real difference between when Karim left the house and when he came back, he grew up and seemed to find his own personnality.
At the end of the story, Karim goes to see every important persons in his life: changez, Jamila, allie, Margaret, Haroon and eva. He realizes that everybody has changed and that he grew up a lot through the years and he is now an adult.