Brick Lane

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Thorndike Press, 2003 - Fiction - 712 pages
59 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  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

Although this is well-written, I had an incredibly hard time getting interested in it. The truth is, very simply, I was bored through most of the first half of it, and simply reading along because I'd ... Read full review

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User Review  - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing

“The thing about getting older is that you don't need everything to be possible any more, you just need things to be certain.” At the heart of this book lies an adulterous affair. Nazneen, the central ... Read full review

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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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