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Brick Lane

(2003)
A novel by

 
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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Used availability for Monica Ali's Brick Lane


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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
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
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
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
Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-7540-9390-5 / 978-0-7540-9390-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2003 : UK Hardback
Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 0-552-76782-4 / 978-0-552-76782-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers
Availability: Amazon UK   

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
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2008 : USA Paperback
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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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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
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
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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May 2004 : UK Paperback
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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2004 : UK Paperback
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 : UK Paperback
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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September 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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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June 2003 : USA Paperback
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
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
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

September 2003 : USA Audio CD
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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November 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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November 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2005 : USA Audio edition
Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2005 : UK Audio edition
Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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
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
Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

October 2003 : UK Audio edition
Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
ISBN: 1-56511-828-6 / 978-1-56511-828-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Highbridge Co
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Brick Lane
Author(s): Monica Ali
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

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