SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE'Written with a wisdom and skill that few authors attain in a lifetime' Sunday TimesStill in her teenage years, Nazneen finds herself in an arranged marriage with a disappointed older man. Away from her Bangladeshi village, home is now a cramped flat in a high-rise block in London's East End. Nazneen knows not a word of English, and is forced to depend on her husband. Confined in her tiny flat, Nazneen sews furiously for a living, shut away with her buttons and linings - until the radical Karim steps unexpectedly into her life. On a background of racial conflict and tension, they embark on a love affair that forces Nazneen finally to take control of her fate.'A brilliant evocation of sensuality' Daily Telegraph'A novel that will last' Guardian'Highly evolved and accomplished' Observer
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE'Written with a wisdom and skill that few authors attain in a lifetime' Sunday TimesStill in her teenage years, Nazneen finds herself in an arranged marriage with a disappointed older man.
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'Ali has an impressive command of her story, but her real gift is in the richness of the lives she has created, populating Nazneen's London with a very entertaining cast of comic characters' * The Times *'I was totally gripped by Brick Lane. A brilliant evocation of sensuality which might occur anywhere' * Daily Telegraph *'Written with a wisdom and skill that few authors attain in a lifetime' * The Sunday Times *'Comedy and poignancy abound...Brick Lane is a wonderful debut' * Sunday Telegraph *'Brick Lane has everything: richly complex characters, a gripping story and it's funny too' * Observer *
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The literary debut of a huge storytelling talent

Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9780552771153
Publisert
2004
Utgiver
Vendor
Black Swan
Vekt
335 gr
Høyde
198 mm
Bredde
127 mm
Tykkelse
31 mm
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
496

Forfatter

Om bidragsyterne

was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and grew up in England. She is one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists of the decade, Newcomer of the Year at the 2004 British Book Awards and has been nominated for most of the major literary prizes in Britain. Brick Lane was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the George Orwell Prize for political writing and the prestigious Commonwealth Writers' Prize.

Internationally there has been similar recognition including, in the United States, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times 'First Fiction' Prize where the book was shortlisted.

Monica Ali lives in London with her husband and two children, and is working on her next novel.