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Brick Lane Monica Ali

Brick Lane By Monica Ali

Brick Lane by Monica Ali


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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE'Written with a wisdom and skill that few authors attain in a lifetime' Sunday TimesStill in her teenage years, Nazneen finds herself in an arranged marriage with a disappointed older man.

Brick Lane Summary

Brick Lane by Monica Ali

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 'Written with a wisdom and skill that few authors attain in a lifetime' Sunday Times Still in her teenage years, Nazneen finds herself in an arranged marriage with a disappointed older man. Away from her Bangladeshi village, home is now a cramped flat in a high-rise block in London's East End. Nazneen knows not a word of English, and is forced to depend on her husband. Confined in her tiny flat, Nazneen sews furiously for a living, shut away with her buttons and linings - until the radical Karim steps unexpectedly into her life. On a background of racial conflict and tension, they embark on a love affair that forces Nazneen finally to take control of her fate. 'A brilliant evocation of sensuality' Daily Telegraph 'A novel that will last' Guardian 'Highly evolved and accomplished' Observer

Brick Lane Reviews

"'Ali has an impressive command of her story, but her real gift is in the richness of the lives she has created, populating Nazneen's London with a very entertaining cast of comic characters'" * The Times *
"'I was totally gripped by Brick Lane. A brilliant evocation of sensuality which might occur anywhere'" * Daily Telegraph *
"'Written with a wisdom and skill that few authors attain in a lifetime'" * The Sunday Times *
"'Comedy and poignancy abound...Brick Lane is a wonderful debut'" * Sunday Telegraph *
"'Brick Lane has everything: richly complex characters, a gripping story and it's funny too'" * Observer *

About Monica Ali

was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and grew up in England. She is one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists of the decade, Newcomer of the Year at the 2004 British Book Awards and has been nominated for most of the major literary prizes in Britain. Brick Lane was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the George Orwell Prize for political writing and the prestigious Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Internationally there has been similar recognition including, in the United States, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times 'First Fiction' Prize where the book was shortlisted. Monica Ali lives in London with her husband and two children, and is working on her next novel.

Additional information

GOR009428522
9780552771153
0552771155
Brick Lane by Monica Ali
Used - Like New
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2004-02-02
496
Short-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2003
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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