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Love Marriage: Winner of the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature

Monica Ali

8 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The instant Sunday Times bestseller about how we live and love today in the UK - from the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Brick Lane

TWO CULTURES. TWO FAMILIES. TWO PEOPLE. 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 ...

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Praise for Love Marriage: Winner of the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature

  • Wildly entertaining ... filled with people who are not just likeable, but loveable - Financial Times

  • The beating heart of this novel is the author's uncompromising scrutiny of the messy, heart-breaking, head-wrecking, brutal beauty of family dynamics - Irish Times

  • A state-of-the-nation novel in the very best sense ... a terrific story delivered with a light touch - Harper s Bazaar

  • Rich, sensitive and gloriously entertaining ... brims with extremely funny moments of excruciating social comedy - Times Literary Supplement

  • Gloriously readable, acute, funny and sympathetic - Daily Mail

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

  • A glorious tapestry of modern British family life - Metro

  • An utterly unputdownable exploration of modern love - Stylist

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