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Bitter Sweets

(2007)
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In 1950s Bengal, Henna Rub, a precocious, wayward teenager, brings off a brilliant marriage to a wealthy romantic, Ricky Karim, trapping him with a web of lies that she has spun with her wheeler-dealer father.

And so on his wedding night, believing himself married to an educated, sonnet-reading, tennis-playing soul mate, Ricky is horrified to discover that his new bride is in fact a lazy, illiterate, shopkeeper's daughter.

As Ricky and Henna resign themselves to a loveless marriage of convenience, the way is paved for a future of double-lives and complicit deception - an unspoken family tradition that is inherited by their daughter Shona.

But decades later, living among the subcontinental sweetshops of South London, it is Shona who is forced to discover unpalatable truths about her loved ones and come to terms with the lies which superficially hold her family together . . . and which are really keeping them apart.

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Hardback Editions

March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bitter Sweets: A Novel
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 1-4104-0509-5 / 978-1-4104-0509-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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November 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-312-36052-5 / 978-0-312-36052-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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February 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 1-4050-8928-8 / 978-1-4050-8928-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bitter Sweets: A Novel
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-312-38206-5 / 978-0-312-38206-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-330-44363-1 / 978-0-330-44363-0 (UK edition)
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February 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bitter Sweets
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ISBN: 0-230-01687-1 / 978-0-230-01687-3 (UK edition)
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2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-330-45003-4 / 978-0-330-45003-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-330-46378-0 / 978-0-330-46378-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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Audio Editions

February 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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February 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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February 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 1-4074-6163-X / 978-1-4074-6163-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wf Howes
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2007 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 1-4074-0069-X / 978-1-4074-0069-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio / Howes
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Kindle Editions

November 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Bitter Sweets: A Novel
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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