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Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Brick Lane is an epic yet intimate novel set in the Asian community in London’s East End. Still a teenager, Nazneen finds herself in an arranged marriage with a disappointed man twenty years her senior. Away from the mud, heat and beauty of her Bangladeshi village, home is now a cramped flat in a high-rise block.

Strikingly imagined, gracious, and full of warm humour, Brick Lane explores the role of fate in our lives – those who accept it, those who defy it – and traces the extraordinary transformation of a cautious and shy Asian girl to a bold and dignified woman.

Brick Lane

About the Author

Monica Ali

Monica Ali was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in October 1967. As an infant, she moved to the north of England with her family. She studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University.

Her first novel Brick Lane was shortlisted for the 2003 Man Booker Prize. In the same year she was named by Granta magazine as one of twenty ‘Best of Young British Novelists’.