Paperback : 02 Aug 2012
Read an extract from: The Newlyweds
From Nell Freudenberger, one of America's most dazzling talents, comes an utterly captivating cross-continental love story
This is a novel about a marriage made online. Amina Mazid is twenty-four when she leaves Bangladesh for Rochester, New York, and for George Stillman, the husband who met and wooed her through AsianEuro.com. It's a twenty-first-century romance that echoes ancient traditions - the arranged marriages of her home country. And though George falls for Amina because she doesn't "play games," each is hiding something from the other. Amina struggles to find her place in America - as a Muslim woman, an aspiring teacher, a wife with her own desires. But it is only when they put an ocean between them that Amina and George will discover whether they have a future - or if their secrets will tear them apart. Travelling from the American suburbs to the cities of South Asia, The Newlyweds is a tour de force - a novel as rich with misunderstandings as it is with unlikely connections.
NELL FREUDENBERGER is the author of the novel The Dissident, (longlisted for the Orange Prize) and the story collection Lucky Girls, winner of the PEN/Malamud Award and shortlisted for the Orange New Writers' Prize and a New York Times Book Review Notable Book. She was named a New Yorker '20 Under 40' writer and one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists. She has lived and taught in Bangkok and New Delhi and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Size : 153 x 234mm
Pages : 352
Published : 02 Aug 2012
Publisher : Viking Adult
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