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(Un)arranged Marriage By Bali Rai

(Un)arranged Marriage by Bali Rai

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Set partly in the UK and partly in the Punjab region of India, "(Un)arranged Marriage" is a perceptive look at a young man's fight to free himself from family expectations and an arranged marriage he doesn't want.

(Un)arranged Marriage Summary

(Un)arranged Marriage by Bali Rai

MANNY WANTS TO BE A FOOTBALLER. OR A POP STAR. OR WRITE A BESTSELLER. HE DOESN'T WANT TO GET MARRIED... 'Harry and Ranjit were waiting for me - waiting to take me to Derby, to a wedding. My wedding. A wedding that I hadn't asked for, that I didn't want. To a girl who I didn't know... If they had bothered to open their eyes, they would have seen me: seventeen, angry, upset but determined - determined to do my own thing, to choose my own path in life...' Set partly in the UK and partly in the Punjab region of India, this is a fresh, bitingly perceptive and totally up-to-the-minute look at one young man's fight to free himself from family expectations and to be himself, free to dance to his own tune.

(Un)arranged Marriage Reviews

"Any teenager under pressure from his or her parents to conform will enjoy this novel" * Guardian *
"Rai has an unselfconscious style and a dry sense of the ridiculous . . . An appealing subversive edge" * TES *
"Absorbing and engaging . . . A highly readable debut from Bali Rai that teenagers of any culture will identify with" * Observer *
"Energetically and pacily written . . . There is a vitality and freshness about Rai's writing that engages the reader . . . An intriguing debut that promises well for the future" * Books for Keeps *
"Brilliant" -- Amanda Craig * The Times *

About Bali Rai

Bali Rai is a new author to Corgi. Having grown up in the heart of Leicester's Sikh community, he went to London to study politics. He has since returned to his home town and currently manages a city centre bar. (UN)ARRANGED MARRIAGE is his debut novel. Author lives: Leicester

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(Un)arranged Marriage by Bali Rai
Used - Very Good
Random House Children's Publishers UK
Short-listed for Branford Boase Award 2002
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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