Brick Lane

@millie02 (6905)
United Kingdom
April 27, 2017 3:05am CST
Brick Lane is a book that tells the story of a young woman who goes to live in a foreign country. The central character in the story is a woman called Nazneen who moves from a small village in Bangladesh to an inner city housing estate in London. When she first comes to London she knows nobody except her new husband and she did not really know him because she had an arranged marriage. Luckily this arranged marriage had been thought out well by Nazneen`s father who had found Chanu for her. Chanu was several years older than Nazneen but despite this they did get on quite well once they got to know each other. They were brought closer together through the grief of losing their first born child. Nazneen and Chanu went on to have two more children, both girls. The girls were struggling with their culture because they wanted to live like other children on the estate and friends at school. Chanu wanted them to grow up as they would have done if they had been born in Bangladesh. He was a strict father, but it was Nazneen who bore the brunt of her daughters frustrations.. After several years` of living in London, Chanu makes the decision that they will save up any spare money so that they can go home. His daughters think that London is their home and they do not want to go and live in, what would be for them, a foreign country. This means that Nazneen is torn between her husband`s need to go back to Bangladesh, and her daughters to stay where they are
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@JohnRoberts (63033)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Apr 17
I am not familiar with this novel.
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@millie02 (6905)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 17
Perhaps it was more popular in the UK.
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@ilocosboy (37339)
• Philippines
27 Apr 17
Oh wow I like the plot of the story. Usually this kind of plot have deeper presentation and more likely join in the contest than in commercialization.
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@millie02 (6905)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 17
It did have a good plot, and not predictable like some stories.
@tzwrites (4954)
• Romania
27 Apr 17
One of my colleagues made a presentation on this book at uni.
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@millie02 (6905)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 17
How did she get on with it?