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The Resource Brick lane, Monica Ali ; read by Ayesha Dharker, (sound recording)

Brick lane, Monica Ali ; read by Ayesha Dharker, (sound recording)

Label
Brick lane
Title
Brick lane
Statement of responsibility
Monica Ali ; read by Ayesha Dharker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Nazneen's inauspicious entry into the world, an apparent stillbirth on the hard mud floor of a village hut, imbues in her a sense of fatalism that she carries across continents when she is married off to Chanu, a man old enough to be her father. Nazneen moves to London and, for years, keeps house, cares for her husband, and bears children, just as a girl from the village is supposed to do. But gradually she is transformed by her experience, and begins to question whether fate controls her or whether she has a hand in her own destiny. Motherhood is a catalyst - Nazneen's daughters chafe against their father's traditions and pride - and to her own amazement, Nazneen falls in love with a young man in the community. She discovers both the complexity that comes with free choice and the depth of her attachment to her husband, her daughters, and her new world."
  • "While Nazneen journeys along her path of self-realization, her sister, Hasina, rushes headlong at her life, first making a "love marriage, " then fleeing her violent husband. Woven through the novel, Hasina's letters from Dhaka recount a world of overwhelming adversity. Shaped, yet not bound, by their landscapes and memories, both sisters struggle to dream - and live - beyond the rules prescribed for them."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NRTW
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1967-
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Ali, Monica
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
  • fiction
  • not applicable
PerformerNote
Reader: Ayesha Dharker
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dharker, Ayesha
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bangladeshis
  • Women immigrants
  • Young women
  • Bangladesh
  • London (England)
Label
Brick lane, Monica Ali ; read by Ayesha Dharker, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000025331409
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
5 sound discs (6hrs., 10 min.)
Isbn
9780007176892
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Label
Brick lane, Monica Ali ; read by Ayesha Dharker, (sound recording)
Publication
Control code
000025331409
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
5 sound discs (6hrs., 10 min.)
Isbn
9780007176892
Other physical details
digital, stereo

Library Locations

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