Love Marriage : A Novel

by Monica Ali

Rating: 5 (1 vote)

Tags: Set in United Kingdom Female author

Love Marriage

Set in London now, Love Marriage marks the magnificent return of Monica Ali, the Booker Prize shortlisted, "splendid, daring, brilliant, refreshing" novelist (The New Republic) "with an inborn generosity that cannot be learned" (The New York Times Book Review). Yasmin Ghorami in twenty-six, in training to be a doctor (like her Indian-born father), and engaged to the charismatic, upper-class Joe Sangster, whose formidable mother, Harriet, is a famous feminist. The gulf between families is vast. So, too, is the gulf in sexual experience between Yasmin and Joe. As the wedding day draws near, misunderstandings, infidelities, and long-held secrets upend both Yasmin's relationship and that of her parents, a "love marriage," according to the family lore that Yasmin has believed all her life. A gloriously acute observer of class, sexual mores, and the mysteries of the human heart, Monica Ali has written a captivating social comedy and a profoundly moving, revelatory story of two cultures, two families, and two people trying to understand one another. Monica Ali's Brick Lane was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It was named a best book of the year by The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic.


Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Emerson
(3 months ago)
18 Mar, 2024
Monica Ali is Bangladeshi, not Pakistani, right?
Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for ReadATWC
(3 months ago)
18 Mar, 2024
I just did a quick search. It looks like you are right. The challenge participant who recommended the book listed it under the wrong country. If confirmed, we will update the listing as soon as possible.

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Language: EN
Genre: Adult

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