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Nazneen's inauspicious entry into the world, an apparent stillbirth on the hard mud floor of a village hut, imbues in her a sense of fatalism that she carries across continents when she is married off to Chanu, a man old enough to be her father. But gradually she is transformed by her experience, and begins to question whether fate controls her or whether she has a hand in her own destiny. She discovers both the complexity that comes with free choice and the depth of her attachment to her husband, her daughters, and her New World.
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Review: Brick LaneUser Review - Nick D - Goodreads
In this, her first novel, Monica Ali tempted fate, setting up choice after choice for the heroine that could have drive home a point. A less careful and ambitious writer would have settled for one or ... Read full review
Review: Brick LaneUser Review - Smcleish - Goodreads
Originally published on my blog here in January 2005. Since the success of Midnight's Children, there have been quite a few novels about the Indian subcontinent; but there are not so many about the ... Read full review