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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 he 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.
"The joy of this book is its marriage of a wonderful writer with a fresh, rich and hidden world. Her achievement is huge. This is a book written with love and compassion."
ISBN 13: 9780552771153 | ISBN 10: 0552771155
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