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Marriage Material

(2013)
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Awards
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Sathnam Sanghera's debut novel is a luminous exploration of the life of an immigrant family in the UK, layering the contemporary story of a young man caught between British and Punjabi culture, the history of his family, and the new life he's made for himself. In a fresh narrative voice that wryly observes, questions, and reflects, Sanghera confronts the complexities of tradition, culture, love, and family. Readers will find more laughter than sadness, smiling even when the Banga family's story seems hopeless.

In an ordinary town in the West Midlands, Arjan Banga reluctantly becomes the new proprietor of the family convenience store after the sudden death of his father. Grimly reevaluating his life as he struggles to protect the store as well as escape it, Arjan gains a grudging appreciation of the family generations that came before him-of their courage and weakness, sacrifices, and follies. As Arjan begins to spend more time than he intended with the store, watching his London life and English fiancee slip away, he will have to explore the past in order to step into the future.

Genre: General Fiction

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September 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Marriage Material
Author(s): Sathnam Sanghera
ISBN: 0-434-02190-3 / 978-0-434-02190-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Marriage Material
Author(s): Sathnam Sanghera
ISBN: 1-60945-307-7 / 978-1-60945-307-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Marriage Material
Author(s): Sathnam Sanghera
ISBN: 0-09-955867-X / 978-0-09-955867-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
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2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Marriage Material (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Sanghera Sathnam
ISBN: 1-4712-5686-3 / 978-1-4712-5686-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Marriage Material
Author(s): Sanghera Sathnam
ISBN: 0-434-02191-1 / 978-0-434-02191-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Audio Editions

February 2014 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Marriage Material
Author(s): Sathnam Sanghera
ISBN: 1-4712-5703-7 / 978-1-4712-5703-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Marriage Material
Author(s): Sathnam Sanghera
Publisher: Europa Editions
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September 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Marriage Material
Author(s): Sathnam Sanghera
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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