About this book
Mass-market paperback edition of this major literary debut. Shortlisted for the 2003 Booker Prize, this tale, of a young Bangladeshi woman adjusting to life in London , secured Ali a place on Granta's Best Young British Novelists list, even before publication. Huge publicity guaranteed with national press advertising campaign.
Still a teenager Nazneen finds herself in an arranged marriage to a man twenty years older. Moved away from her childhood village, Nazneen is moved to London, not knowing a word of english and confined to her flat. This title exlpores the role of fate in our lives and traces the transformation of an Asian girl.