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Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal
Jan 22, 2019 | 352 Pages
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“[A] funny, sometimes romantic, often thought-provoking glimpse into Pakistani culture, one which adroitly illustrates the double standards women face when navigating sex, love, and marriage. This is a must-read for devout Austenites.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Unmarriageable is a joy to read! It transforms a familiar story into something new and fresh and different, but keeps all of the warmth and intelligence of the original. I loved everything about these characters and spending time in their world.”—Jasmine Guillory, author of The Wedding Date
Unmarriageable raises an eyebrow at a society that views marriage as the ultimate prize for women. Crackling with witty dialogue, family tensions, humor, and rich details of life in contemporary Pakistan, it tells an entirely new story about love, luck, and literature.”—Balli Kaur Jaswal

“A book simmering with life, language, intellect—and delicious Pakistani cuisine. It will leave readers’ hearts and souls content and their mouths watering.”—Katherine Chen, author of Mary B
“The perfect book for the armchair traveler, offering an insider’s view into a fascinating country and culture—including a peek at what the wedding of the year looks like in Pakistan. This one is going directly on my keeper shelf; I loved it.”—Joshilyn Jackson, author of The Almost Sisters
“Charming and insightful, Unmarriageable connects the concerns of women across time and cultures in this delightful debut.”
—Vanessa Hua, author of A River of Stars
Unmarriageable is a joyride featuring all the beloved Austen characters with a Pakistani twist, drawing on universal themes of love, passion, and the healing nature of tea. I read it in one gulp!” —Amulya Malladi, author of A House for Happy Mothers
“Irreverent, witty, and imaginative . . . Austen herself would have enjoyed Kamal’s deft retelling of her novel, while sipping a cup of chai.”
—Thrity Umrigar, author of The Space Between Us
“Kamal’s splendid novel is not only light, bright, and sparkling, it’s also sassy, direct, sharp, and funny. Heroine Alysba Binat and her sisters navigate a world of luxury and privilege that pushes them toward advantageous, empty marriages, rather than happily-ever-afters. Fortunately, some of them have read their Austen.”—Devoney Looser, 2018 Guggenheim fellow and author of The Making of Jane Austen
“A rollicking good ride . . . The opulent landscape of Pakistan’s moneyed (and unmoneyed) social elite is exactly the kind of modern update Pride and Prejudice needs. This is one of those books that is hard to put down.”
—SJ Sindu, author of Marriage of a Thousand Lies

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