Love Marriage (Hardback)
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Love Marriage (Hardback)

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Hardback 512 Pages
Published: 03/02/2022

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Waterstones Says

From the bestselling, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Brick Lane comes a powerfully humane, hilarious and heartbreaking story of a young couple about to tie the knot as their families from two different cultures try to understand each other.

The first new novel in a decade from the bestselling, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Brick Lane.

Yasmin Ghorami has a lot to be grateful for: a loving family, a fledgling career in medicine, and a charming, handsome fiancee, fellow doctor Joe Sangster.

But as the wedding day draws closer and Yasmin's parents get to know Joe's firebrand feminist mother, both families must confront the unravelling of long-held secrets, lies and betrayals.

As Yasmin dismantles her own assumptions about the people she holds most dear, she's also forced to ask herself what she really wants in a relationship and what a 'love marriage' actually means.

Love Marriage is a story about who we are and how we love in today's Britain - with all the complications and contradictions of life, desire, marriage and family. What starts as a captivating social comedy develops into a heart-breaking and gripping story of two cultures, two families and two people trying to understand one another.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349015484
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 880 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 46 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'I absolutely loved it. It had me gripped and I was so invested in her brilliant characters with their fallibilities and secrets! I empathised with every one of them and really felt I knew them all as individuals. I loved how she so cleverly interwove their experiences to create such a fabulous story. She writes human frailty so well, and her astute observations on family dynamics are superb. Exquisitely written with big heartedness, intelligence and passion. This will be a hit I have no doubt.' - Ruth Jones, author of Never Greener

'A novel with the richness, and the throng and press and hum of life itself, LOVE MARRIAGE is bold, compassionate, big-hearted, pitch-perfectly written, and utterly unputdownable. Every single character lives and breathes on the page. Make time for all of them for they are going to take up residence in your mind and soul for a long, long time.' - Neel Mukherjee, author of The Lives of Others

'Through the construct of a marriage, Monica Ali imagines complex modern lives tip-toeing around and defying each other's sensitivities in a warm, affectionate and hilarious novel. Love Marriage is every bit as compelling, as charming as Brick Lane. A joyous novelist at the peak of her formidable powers writing fresh lives into our literary tradition.' - Daljit Nagra, author of Look We Have Coming to Dover!

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“Accomplished storytelling”

This was a long time coming but worth the wait. A tale of complex family relationships peppered with misunderstandings and lies but with a touch of humour to lighten the mood. As the story of an impending wedding... More

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“A moving read”

This is a book that will get people talking.
It deals with a whole host of issues that face us today in our supposedly modern and forward thinking world and presents some difficulties that we perhaps wish we could... More

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“Everyone has a story to tell, some more dark than others”

Having first read "Brick Lane" by Monica Ali at the peak of its frenzy and hype, I was keen to read another book by Ali. In some ways, "Love Marriage" is a more accessible book. It portrays the... More

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