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Bitter Sweets

Bitter Sweets

(2007)
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"A zingy fruit salad of a novel - refreshing, colourful, and occasionally sharp to the taste!"
Kate Long


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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Used availability for Roopa Farooki's Bitter Sweets


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Hardback Editions

March 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-312-36052-5 / 978-0-312-36052-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2007 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 1-4050-8928-8 / 978-1-4050-8928-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-330-44363-1 / 978-0-330-44363-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-230-01687-1 / 978-0-230-01687-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-330-46378-0 / 978-0-330-46378-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 0-330-45003-4 / 978-0-330-45003-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

Audio Editions

February 2009 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

February 2009 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2007 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 1-4074-6163-X / 978-1-4074-6163-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Wf Howes
Availability: Amazon UK   

2007 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Bitter Sweets
Author(s): Roopa Farooki
ISBN: 1-4074-0069-X / 978-1-4074-0069-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio / Howes
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

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


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