By Monica Ali
“A e-book you won’t be capable to positioned down. A Bangladeshi immigrant in London is torn among the sort, tedious older husband with whom she has an prepared marriage (and young ones) and the fiery political activist she lusts after. a singular that’s multi-continental, richly precise and assuredly crafted.” —Curtis Sittenfeld, writer of Sisterland
After an prepared marriage to Chanu, a guy 20 years older, Nazneen is taken to London, leaving her domestic and center within the Bangladeshi village the place she was once born. Her new global is stuffed with mysteries. How can she go the line with out being hit by way of a automobile (an operation corresponding to dodging raindrops within the monsoon)? what's the mystery of her bullying neighbor Mrs. Islam? what's a Hell's Angel? and the way needs to she convenience the naïve and disenchanted Chanu?
As a superb Muslim lady, Nazneen struggles not to query why issues ensue. She submits, as she needs to, to destiny and devotes herself to her husband and daughters. but to her amazement, she starts off an affair with a good-looking younger radical, and her erotic awakening throws her outdated certainties into chaos.
Monica Ali’s well suited novel is ready trips either exterior and inner, the place the significant and the terrifying spiral jointly.
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