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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
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
Bremen, Bremen Germany on Saturday, April 23, 2011
Received this on World Book Day :-)
Thank you, KiwiinEngland!
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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
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
Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, August 05, 2011
Arrived safely, thank you! And warm thanks, too, for the cards and stamps :)
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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!
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Belém , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Friday, November 30, 2018
thanks for sharing
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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.