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Brick Lane by Monica Ali. 2003 - Doubleday. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Brick Lane by Monica Ali, published in 2003 by Doubleday.

Edition Details

Title Brick Lane
Author Monica Ali
Publisher Doubleday
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2003
ISBN 038560484x
Cover Price 12.99
No. Pages 413
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.81

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £12.99. It has minor wear to the upper edge.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.


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Monica Ali

Monica Ali is the daughter of English and Bangladeshi parents. She came to England aged three years, her first home being Bolton in Greater Manchester, and later studied at Oxford University. Her first novel, Brick Lane (2003), is an epic saga about a Bangladeshi family living in the UK, and explores the British immigrant experience. It was shortlisted for the 2003 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and made into a film, released in 2007.

Her second novel, Alentejo Blue, set in Portugal, was published in 2006.

Monica Ali lives in London and was named in 2003 by Granta magazine as one of twenty 'Best of Young British Novelists'.


Synopsis of this title

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At the tender age of eighteen, Nazneen's life is turned upside down. After an arranged marriage to a man twenty years her elder she exchanges her Bangladeshi village for a block of flats in London's East End. In this new world, where poor people can be fat and even dogs go on diets, she struggles to make sense of her existence - and to do her duty to her husband. A man of inflated ideas (and stomach), he sorely tests her compliance.

But Nazneen submits, as she must, to Fate and devotes her life to raising her family and slapping down her demons of discontent. Until she becomes aware of a young radical, Karim.

Against a background of escalating racial and gang conflict, they embark on an affair that finally forces Nazneen to take control of her life...

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2003
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD 2003

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FICTION PRIZE 2003
GRANTA BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS 2003

Sunday Times
'Written with a wisdom and skill that few authors attain in a lifetime'

Observer
'Brick Lane has everything: richly complex characters, a gripping story and it's funny too'

Guardian
'The kind of novel that surprises one with its depth and dash; it is a novel that will last'

Daily Telegraph
'I was totally gripped by Brick Lane. A brilliant evocation of sensuality which might occur anywhere'

Sunday Telegraph
'As ambitious in scale as Smith's White Teeth ... a wonderful debut.'


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