By Monica Ali
Nonetheless in her teenage years, Nazneen reveals herself in an prepared marriage with a upset guy who's 20 years older. clear of the dust and warmth of her Bangladeshi village, house is now a cramped flat in a high-rise block in London's East finish. Nazneen is familiar with now not a observe of English, and is pressured to depend upon her husband. yet not like him she is useful and clever, and befriends a fellow Asian woman Razia, who is helping her comprehend the unusual methods of her followed new British domestic. Nazneen retains involved together with her sister Hasina again within the village. however the rebellious Hasina has kicked opposed to cultural culture and run off in a 'love marriage' with the fellow of her goals. whilst he unexpectedly turns violent, she is compelled into the degrading activity of garment lady in a material manufacturing unit. limited in her flat by means of culture and kin responsibility, Nazneen additionally sews furiously for a residing, close away together with her buttons and linings - until eventually the novel Karim steps all of sudden into her existence. On a history of racial clash and rigidity, they embark on a love affair that forces Nazneen eventually to take keep watch over of her destiny. Strikingly imagined, gracious and humorous, this novel is right away epic and intimate. Exploring the function of destiny in our lives - those that settle for it; those that defy it - it strains the intense transformation of an Asian woman, from wary and shy to daring and dignified lady.
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Brick Lane (UK Edition) by Monica Ali