Marriage Material

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(416 Pages)
Product Number: LP3156
Released: 01 Mar, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471256868
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

Returning to the Black Country after the unexpected death of his father, Arjan Banga, finds everything he has tried to leave behind - a lethargic pace of life, insular rituals and ways of thinking. But when his mother insists on keeping their shop open, he finds himself being dragged back, forced into decisions about his imminent marriage back in London. Marriage Material tells the story of three generations through the prism of a Wolverhampton corner shop - itself a microcosm of the South Asian experience in the country: a symbol of independence and integration, but also of darker realities. ‘A stunning novel... touching and funny and feels so fresh... it just leaps off the page. I adored it.’ DEBORAH MOGGACH, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Author(s): Sathnam Sanghera
Awards:Longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize 2015
Original Publish Date: 01 Mar, 2014

All Formats/Editions

eAudio
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Author(s): Sathnam Sanghera
Narrator(s): Asif Khan
Product Number OB651
Released: 01 Jul, 2014
Business Term: OBOU 7 Years
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471259739
CD
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Author(s): Sathnam Sanghera
Narrator(s): Asif Khan
Product Number CX2474
Released: 01 Apr, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471258275
eBook
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Author(s): Sathnam Sanghera
Product Number WEB107035
Released: 26 Sep, 2013
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 36 Circs
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
ISBN: #9781448134052
Playaway
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Author(s): Sathnam Sanghera
Narrator(s): Asif Khan
Product Number D2862
Released: 01 Jul, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471264597

Professional reviews

"An epic tale of family, love, and politics spanning the twentieth century, told with humour, tenderness and insight, and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award Returning to the Black Country after the unexpected death of his father, Arjan Banga, finds everything he has tried to leave behind - a lethargic pace of life, insular rituals and ways of thinking. But when his mother insists on keeping their shop open, he finds himself being dragged back, forced into decisions about his imminent marriage back in London. Marriage Material tells the story of three generations through the prism of a Wolverhampton corner shop - itself a microcosm of the South Asian experience in the country: a symbol of independence and integration, but also of darker realities. ‘A stunning novel... touching and funny and feels so fresh... it just leaps off the page. I adored it.’ DEBORAH MOGGACH, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ‘Enormously enjoyable… Sanghera's forte is wry comedy tinged with pathos… [A] warm, keenly observant and immensely appealing novel.’ SUNDAY TIMES"

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