(Un)arranged Marriage

by Bali Rai | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0552547344 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkiwiinenglandwing of Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on 3/14/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkiwiinenglandwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, March 14, 2011
From the age of 13 Manny has rebelled against his family's expectations of an arranged marriage at the age of seventeen and a blue collar job. For the next four years he makes the decision to try to make himself the most unsuitable suitor possible, the bridegroom that no-one will choose for their daughter. Finally though, it is a family trip to India which irrevocably sets Manny's mind on the course he had always suspected that he would have to take.

A story of alienation and identity, (Un)arranged Marriage follows teenager Manny as he struggles to maintain his links to his family and live his own life.

Journal Entry 2 by wingkiwiinenglandwing at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Monday, April 11, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (4/13/2011 UTC) at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom

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This book is going to Apoloniax who chose it out of the South Asian Virtual Book Box. I hope you enjoy reading this story.

Journal Entry 3 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Saturday, April 23, 2011
Received this on World Book Day :-)
Thank you, KiwiinEngland!

Journal Entry 4 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Tuesday, July 19, 2011
A quick, good, easy read. I've read quite a few books that revolve around arranged marriages, but never one that looks at it from the male perspective. Sometimes I got a bit frustrated with the character, but the author describes the pressures of family and culture very well. Perfect book for a train ride (to/from Belgium ;-), to a BC meet-up.

Journal Entry 5 by wingApoloniaXwing at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (7/20/2011 UTC) at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Travelling to Annimanni,
for the wishlist tag game.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, August 05, 2011
Arrived safely, thank you! And warm thanks, too, for the cards and stamps :)

Journal Entry 7 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
I wasn't crazy about the author's style and language, but it was quite refreshing to read about the themes of culture, tradition and arranged marriage from a male perspective. I got the feeling that Manny's character was quite authentic and I believe that the book might go down well with the intended audience. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 8 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, November 30, 2018
received yesterday
thanks for sharing

Journal Entry 9 by kizmiaz at Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, January 18, 2019
This is a nice and light read.
It does have some funny moments and some food for thought but sometimes it also feels a bit dull.

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