The Newlyweds ….by Nell Freudenberger
The hot book everyone is talking about…
‘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.
The Newlyweds is a surprising, suspenseful story about the exhilarations-and real-life complications-of getting, and staying, married. It stretches across continents, generations, and plains of emotion. What has always set Nell Freudenberger apart is the sly, gimlet eye she turns on collisions of all kinds-sexual, cultural, familial. At once revelatory and affecting, The Newlyweds is a stunning achievement.
$17 Publisher: Knopf (May 1, 2012) Amazon.com