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Soniah Kamal

A beloved Austen classic gets a vibrant contemporary update in UNMARRIAGEABLE: Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan by Soniah Kamal. Readers will find themselves transported to modern-day Pakistan in a story that feels both familiar and fresh. Full of color, romance, and delicious food, Kamal’s retelling is sure to charm, whether you know or have read Pride & Prejudice or not.
Told with wry wit and lively prose, UNMARRIAGEABLE is an exhilarating exploration of love, marriage, class, and sisterhood.

The story: Alys Binat, the most practical of five sisters, has happily settled into life as a school teacher. Using Jane Austen and her other literary heroes as examples, Alys hopes to inspire her students to dream of more. When an invitation to the biggest wedding their small town has seen in years arrives, everything begins to change. Alys’s sister Jena catches the eye of “Bungles” Bingla, a successful (and single) entrepreneur on the first night of the festivities. On the other hand, Bungles’s friend Valentine Darsee is unimpressed by the Binats. Alys overhears his unflattering assessment of her and right way resents him and his snobbish ways. As lavish wedding parties unfold, all the Binats wait breathlessly to see if Jena will land a proposal of her own, while Alys begins to sense that Darsee’s brusque manner may hide a different man from the one she was determined to dismiss.

About the Author: Soniah Kamal’s debut novel, An Isolated Incident, was a finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction and the Karachi Literature Festival–Embassy of France Prize. Her TEDx Talk is about regrets and second chances. Kamal’s award-winning work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, Catapult, and Literary Hub.

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5600 West Lovers Lane
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Unmarriageable: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525486480
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2020