Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan
by Soniah Kamal
Pub Date 18 Jul 2019
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A FRESH AND DELIGHTFUL RETELLING OF THE JANE AUSTEN CLASSIC
When Alys’s family is invited to the wedding of the century in their town, her mother, the indomitable Mrs Binat, excitedly coaches her five unmarried daughters on the art of husband hunting. Alys’s eldest sister Jena quickly catches the eye of a wealthy entrepreneur. But his friend Valentine Darsee doesn’t conceal his unfavourable opinion of the Binat family.
As the days of lavish festivities continue, the Binats wait breathlessly to see if Jena will land a proposal – and Alys realises that Darsee’s brusqueness hides a very different man to the one she judged at first sight.
PRAISE FOR SONIAH KAMAL: ‘Riveting and deeply engaging ... A wonderful novel’ Khaled Hosseini, author The Kite Runner
‘[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’ Publishers Weekly *starred review*
‘Soniah Kamal’s witty reimagining is a thoroughly modern one’ Heat ‘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, bestselling author of The Mango Season
‘Sumptuous … A compelling story about marriage, class and sisterhood’ Asian Image
‘A witty delight that will leave you wishing for more’ New York Journal of Books
‘Soniah Kamal has gifted us a refreshing update of a timeless classic [...] Crackling with dialogue, family tensions, humour and rich details of life in contemporary Pakistan’ Balli Kaur Jaswal, author of Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
‘Irreverent, witty, and imaginative ... Austen herself would have enjoyed Kamal’s deft retelling of her novel, while sipping a cup of chai’ Thrity Umrigar, bestselling author of The Space Between Us