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Love Marriage

Monica Ali

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Monica Ali, author of four novels including the Booker Prize-shortlisted Brick Lane, is back with her first novel in a decade - a story about who we are and how we love today, with all the complications and contradictions of life, desire, marriage and family.

The first new novel in a decade from the bestselling, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of BRICK LANE

'I absolutely loved it. Exquisitely written with big heartedness, intelligence and passion' RUTH JONES, author of NEVER GREENER

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.

'Bold, compassionate, big-hearted, pitch-perfectly written, and utterly unputdownable' NEEL MUKHERJEE, Booker Prize shortlisted author of THE LIVES OF OTHERS

'Warm, affectionate and hilarious ... A joyous novelist at the peak of her formidable powers' DALJIT NAGRA, author of LOOK WE HAVE COMING TO DOVER!

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Praise for Love Marriage

  • 'A terrific, clever, multi-layered and subtle book (and let's not forget - hugely entertaining)' JOANNE HARRIS

  • A writer with a keen eye for physical and emotional detail, and a style, mixing the tart with the lyrical which pulls you fast into her chosen world - The Times

  • 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, Booker Prize shortlisted author of THE LIVES OF OTHERS

  • 'A startlingly intelligent, perceptive and entertaining piece of fiction. It's quite brilliant' - Daily Mirror

  • Ali's assured writing and gentle humour are a constant delight - Daily Mail

  • Praise for Monica Ali's last novel, UNTOLD STORY:

  • 'A treat for the heart and the head' ANDREW O'HAGAN

  • 'Haunting and intensely readable, this is something between a thriller and a ghost story' LADY ANTONIA FRASER

  • I absolutely loved it. Exquisitely written with big heartedness, intelligence and passion - Ruth Jones, author of NEVER GREENER (2021)

  • Bold, compassionate, big-hearted, pitch-perfectly written, and utterly unputdownable - Neel Mukherjee, Booker Prize shortlisted author of THE LIVES OF OTHERS

  • - Daljit Nagra, author of LOOK WE HAVE COMING TO DOVER!

  • Warm, affectionate and hilarious ... A joyous novelist at the peak of her formidable powers

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