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Brick Lane

(2003)
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Nazneen's inauspicious entry to the world, an apparent stillbirth on the hard mud floor of a Bangladeshi village hut, imbues in her a sense of fatalism that she carries across continents when she is married off to Chanu. Her life in London's Tower Hamlets is, on the surface, calm. For years, keeping house and rearing children, she does what is expected of her. Yet Nazneen walks a tightrope stretched between her daughters' embarrassment and her husband's resentments. Chanu calls his elder daughter the little memsahib. 'I didn't ask to be born here,' says Shahana, with regular finality. Into that fragile peace walks Karim. He sets questions before her, of longing and belonging; he sparks in her a turmoil that reflects the community's own; he opens her eyes and directs her gaze - but what she sees, in the end, comes as a surprise to them both. While Nazneen journeys along her path of self-realization, a way haunted by her mother's ghost, her sister Hasina, back in Bangladesh, rushes headlong at her life, first making a 'love marriage', then fleeing her violent husband. Woven through the novel, Hasina's letters from Dhaka recount a world of overwhelming adversity. Shaped - yet ultimately not bound - by their landscapes and memories, both sisters struggle to dream themselves out of the rules prescribed for them. Beautifully rendered and, by turns, both comic and deeply moving, Brick Lane establishes Monica Ali as one of the most exciting new voices in fiction.

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Hardback Editions

June 2004 : USA Library Binding

Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 1-4176-6336-7 / 978-1-4176-6336-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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April 2004 : UK Hardback

Title: Brick Lane (Windsor Selection)
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-7540-8730-1 / 978-0-7540-8730-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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December 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-7862-6018-1 / 978-0-7862-6018-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Brick Lane: A Novel
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-7432-4330-7 / 978-0-7432-4330-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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June 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-385-60484-X / 978-0-385-60484-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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January 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-7540-9390-5 / 978-0-7540-9390-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-552-76782-4 / 978-0-552-76782-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-552-77989-X / 978-0-552-77989-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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March 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brick Lane: A Novel
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 1-4165-8407-2 / 978-1-4165-8407-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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October 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-552-77445-6 / 978-0-552-77445-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brick Lane: A Novel
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-7432-4331-5 / 978-0-7432-4331-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-552-77252-6 / 978-0-552-77252-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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February 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-552-77115-5 / 978-0-552-77115-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-552-76874-X / 978-0-552-76874-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Monica Ali
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October 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-7432-6066-X / 978-0-7432-6066-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
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October 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-552-15159-9 / 978-0-552-15159-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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June 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-385-60673-7 / 978-0-385-60673-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
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June 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-385-60485-8 / 978-0-385-60485-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Transworld
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2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Brick Lane - A Novel
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-9657661-7-9 / 978-0-9657661-7-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Audio Editions

November 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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November 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
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June 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-00-717121-8 / 978-0-00-717121-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2003 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-00-717689-9 / 978-0-00-717689-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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October 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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October 2003 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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September 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 1-56511-829-4 / 978-1-56511-829-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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September 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 1-56511-828-6 / 978-1-56511-828-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Co
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Kindle Editions

December 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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September 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Brick Lane: A Novel
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: Scribner
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