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… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)

The Newlyweds is not exactly a bad novel, but it is limited in its analysis.

Freudenberger's subtle exploration of the stage of adulthood at the heart of "The Newlyweds," and all the compromises with selfhood those early years of love and marriage entail.

And truths are indeed present in this novel — in its cleareyed openness and compassion toward the world, in its nuanced and human representation of Muslim characters and their varying Islams, and in the under­standing and sympathy it displays for the nostalgia of migrants, which is to say for all human beings, even those who are born and die in the same town and travel only in time.

Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage (May 01, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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