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The Resource Love marriage : a novel, Monica Ali

Love marriage : a novel, Monica Ali

Label
Love marriage : a novel
Title
Love marriage
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Monica Ali
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Yasmin Ghorami is twenty-six, in training to be a doctor (like her Indian-born father) and engaged to the charismatic, upper-class Joe Sangster, whose domineering mother, Helen, is a famous feminist. Though both Yasmin's parents and Joe's mother approve of the marriage, the cultural gulf between them is vast as, it turns out, is the gulf in sexual experience between Yasmin and Joe. The novel opens as Yasmin, her parents and her brother pile into their car, packed with Indian food prepared by Yasmin's mother, to go to dinner to meet Joe's mother in her elegant townhouse in one of London's poshest neighborhoods. Contrary to all of Yasmin's fears, her unsophisticated and somewhat flamboyant mother is embraced and celebrated by Helen and her friends. Many complications ensue when Yasmin discovers that Joe has had an affair with a co-worker, and Yasmin's ne'er do well brother is banished from the house by her father, and Yasmin's mother moves to Helen's house in protest. Love Marriage is a story of emotionally fraught self-discovery and how the secrets people keep hidden affect their most intimate relationships. Joe hides the exact nature of his promiscuous past; Yasmin's brother and mother keep a monumental secret from their father; Yasmin has a wildly erotic affair of her own; and the story of her parents' love marriage proves to be a cover-up for a dark, tragic history. In the wake of extreme upheaval, Yasmin finds herself, and her life, transformed
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ali, Monica
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • Interracial couples
  • Secrecy
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Love marriage : a novel, Monica Ali
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
on1277184389
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9781982181475
Lccn
2021050889
Label
Love marriage : a novel, Monica Ali
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
on1277184389
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9781982181475
Lccn
2021050889

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