The Startup Wife (Paperback)
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The Startup Wife (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 26/05/2022
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Waterstones Says

Scalpel-sharp and devastatingly witty, Anam’s story of world-beating apps and sexism in the workplace is a cautionary tale for our times.

Halfway through her PhD and already dreaming of running her own lab, computer scientist Asha has her future all mapped out. Then a chance meeting and whirlwind romance with her old high-school crush, Cyrus, changes everything.

Dreaming big, together with their friend Jules they come up with a revolutionary idea: to build a social networking app that could bring meaning to millions of lives. While Asha creates an ingenious algorithm, Cyrus' charismatic appeal throws him into the spotlight.

When the app explodes into the next big thing, Asha should be happy, shouldn't she? But why does she feel invisible in the boardroom of her own company? Why are decisions being made without her? Gripping, witty and razor-sharp, The Startup Wife is a blistering novel about big ambitions, speaking out and standing up for what you believe in.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781838852528
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 205 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

Pulses with up-to-the-minute topicality . . . as high-octane entertainment that hits notes poignant as well as savagely witty, it soars - Observer

Fresh, funny, brave, savage, smart - Tahmima Anam hits every note perfectly in this novel about our new reality and the age-old problems of men and women that no app can fix - KAMILA SHAMSIE

Impossibly timely and bewilderingly smart - ELIF SHAFAK

A funny, poignant, and piercingly satirical take on startup culture - TULIP SIDDIQ

Excellent on the intricacies of sexism and racism (Asha is Bengali) and how migrant experiences differ . . . Anam's writing is stylish and funny . . . and she guides the reader deftly towards a satisfying conclusion - Sunday Times

A sparkling comedy about love, work and the search for meaning in our lives, that is funny, tender, sometimes raunchy, always smart. It satirises these crazy times, but with compassion and elegance. A rambunctious, radiant riot of a novel - MONICA ALI

[A] sparky satire of startup culture and the modern search for meaning . . . Smart and funny on culture clashes, male-female dynamics and the cult of wellness - Guardian

An extremely enjoyable, feminist rom-com - gloriously readable, irresistibly funny and even smarter than you realise until you turn the final, triumphant page. I loved this novel - GILLIAN ANDERSON

Well-observed and funny: Anam deftly skewers a world of polished concrete and exposed brick, deranged venture capitalists and apocalypse-obsessed entrepreneurs . . . zippy and smart - Sunday Telegraph

I raced through this beautifully written, often hilarious and always thought-provoking book about big tech, love, faith and chasing dreams . . . fabulous - Mail on Sunday

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“Tech, empathy, love and feminism. Can Asha stay true to her values as her start-up takes off?”

I've devoured this in about 2 days, wanting to find out what will happen to Asha, Cyrus and Jules. Told from Asha's perspective, we begin with her (rekindled of sorts) relationship with Cyrus who she knows... More

Hardback edition
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“Quirky, smart modern love story.”

This is a highly intelligent wickedly funny comedy with a helping of love and drama.

It is also a very modern love story and marriage showing us what happens to relationships when one of the partners overpowers the... More

Hardback edition
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“It is not sci-fi”

I thoroughly enjoyed this timely novel of ideas. The narrative does follow (among other things!!) the love story of two characters: Asha, a (very) brainy computer genius second-generation American, who is also the... More

Hardback edition
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