Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast : Enemies. Romance. Fireworks.

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'With Jane-Austen levels of romantic mis-understandings, mis-readings, over-thinking, leaping-to-conclusions and obstacles-to-overcome, this is a brilliant, insightful and richly comic Brit-Asian romance.' Indra Khanna. Independent Curator 'Randhawa's words are FRESH, FUNKY and FABULOUS. Her hot-headed heroine, Hari-jan had my heart pumping as she zig-zags through the difficulties of growing up Asian in a British world. Heart-breaking and hilarious all at once, Beauty and the Beast is an interesting look at identity and belonging. Atiha Sen Gupta, playwright & screenwriter (SKINS. What Fatima Did) 'Beauty and the Beast is a very enjoyable read. It had me literally laughing out loud. As a young British Asian I could really relate to the characters' lives, feelings and experiences. In places I felt as if I was reading about myself, my own family and friends.' Sarah Ismail. 'Amusing, unsettling, and unexpectantly powerful at times - a great insight to contemporary British Asian life.' Shirani Sabaratnam. Television Executive 'Problems? Confusions? Contradictions? I got them all and if you've got them, then FLAUNT them is my motto.' Meet Harjinder (aka Hari-jan): 'A' level student, supermarket worker and desperate journalist. Feisty and impulsive, Hari-jan can't refuse a dare and to make matters worse has fallen in love with the wrong boy. Her best friend Ghazala has taken to wearing the hijab and mentoring racists. Can Hari-jan battle through the hurdles and win her man? Can Ghazala work out how to do Good in her own way? A sparkling, coming-of-age novel about life, love and more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 14.48mm | 340.19g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1500790370
  • 9781500790370
  • 2,378,013

About Ravinder Randhawa

Ravinder Randhawa lives in London and is the acclaimed author of the novels A Wicked Old Woman, A Tiger's Smile (original title The Coral Strand), and the short-story collection Dynamite. Volume 1 of the Fire-Magician trilogy will be published in January 2015. More information at Twitter: @RealRavsshow more

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16 ratings
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4 44% (7)
3 25% (4)
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