The Newlyweds

The Newlyweds

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A powerful, funny, richly observed tour de force by one of America's most acclaimed young writers: a story of love and marriage, secrets and betrayals, that takes us from the backyards of America to the back alleys and villages of Bangladesh. In The Newlyweds, we follow the story of Amina Mazid, who at age twenty-four moves from Bangladesh to Rochester, New York, for love. A hundred years ago, Amina would have been called a mail-order bride. But this is an arranged marriage for the twenty-first century: Amina is wooed by--and woos--George Stillman online. For Amina, George offers a chance for a new life and a different kind of happiness than she might find back home. For George, Amina is a woman who doesn't play games. But each of them is hiding something: someone from the past they thought they could leave behind. It is only when they put an ocean between them--and Amina returns to Bangladesh--that she and George find out if their secrets will tear them apart, or if they can build a future together.
Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2012.
ISBN: 9780307990051
0307990052
Characteristics: 1 downloadable audio file.
Additional Contributors: Marno, Mozhan

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JudithE
Jul 14, 2012

This is an interesting story about the experience of a woman who marries outside her culture. I found the ending unsatisfactory -- what happens after she returns to her American husband? The author sets up a situation that could go in several different directions, and doesn't resolve it! But it held my interest. Perhaps I wanted a happy ending?

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