Brick Lane

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Thorndike Press, 2003 - Fiction - 712 pages
56 Reviews
A New York Times Bestseller

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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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

This was an interesting look at the life of a Bengali woman, Nazneen, who moves to London after her marriage to a much older man. I especially liked the parts which described her childhood in a small ... Read full review

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User Review  - Smits - LibraryThing

Great set of characters in this novel. Nazeen a young Muslim girl who has decided to allow fate to dictate her life but really struggles with that because what is right and what is wrong is not so ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Monica Ali was born October 20, 1967. She is a British writer of Bangladeshi origin. She is the author of Brick Lane, her debut novel, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2003.

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