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Brick Lane

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"Focusing on a cross-section of the Bangladeshi community in Tower Hamlets, a community all but invisible to the rest of London, Ali's novel is warm, shrewd, startling, and hugely readable; the sort of book you race through greedily." (Oberver).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 108 x 172 x 34mm | 240.41g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552151599
  • 9780552151597
  • 25,498

Review quote

"'The new rising star of English fiction post Zadie Smith ... Highly recommended.'" * Marie Claire * "'Monica Ali is a fabulous writer, and Brick Lane is finely observed, deeply compassionate, wry and tender.'" -- Meera Syal "'A very special novel - I adored it. It gave me everything I crave in a novel ... You won't publish a better novel in 2003.'" -- Margaret Forster "'A very special novel - I adored it. It gave me everything I crave in a novel - entertaining, moving and fascinating.'" -- Margaret Forster "'Entertaining and full of insight ... talented, thoughtful and mature.'" -- Hilary Mantelshow more

About Monica Ali

Monica Ali was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and grew up in England. She is one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists of the decade, Newcomer of the Year at the 2004 British Book Awards and has been nominated for most of the major literary prizes in Britain. BRICK LANE was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the George Orwell Prize for political writing and the prestigious Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Internationally there has been similar recognition including, in the United States, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times 'First Fiction' Prize where the book was shortlisted. Monica Ali lives in London with her husband and two children.show more

Review Text

"'The new rising star of English fiction post Zadie Smith ... Highly recommended.'" Marie Claireshow more

Rating details

23,659 ratings
3.38 out of 5 stars
5 13% (3,112)
4 34% (8,019)
3 36% (8,421)
2 13% (3,070)
1 4% (1,037)
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