The Marriage Bureau for Rich People

The Marriage Bureau for Rich People

by Farahad Zama

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Overview

Bored with retirement, Mr. Ali sets up a desk, puts up a sign, and waits for customers for his new matchmaking business. Some clients are a mystery. Some are a challenge. Mr. Ali's assistant, Aruna, finds it a learning experience. But without a dowry, Aruna has no expectation of a match for herself. Then again, as people go about planning their lives, sometimes fate is making other arrangements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425234242
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Series: Marriage Bureau for Rich People Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Farahad Zama is a British novelist. His first book The Marriage Bureau for Rich People won the Melissa Nathan Prize for best Comedy Romance Novel and was short-listed for Best Published Fiction at the Muslim Writers Awards. Zama was short-listed for Best New Writer of the Year at the British Book Awards. His other books include The Many Conditions of Love, The Wedding Wallah, Mrs. Ali’s Road to Happiness, and Abacus. Zama lives in South London with his wife and two sons.

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"A charming novel, fascinating in its depiction of a rich and exotic culture, yet filled with characters as familiar as your next-door neighbors."
-Ann B. Ross, author of the Miss Julia novels

"Farahad Zama's thoroughly entertaining debut novel captivates and delights. In marrying a uniquely Indian tale of culture and tradition to a universal story of family bonds tested and love triumphant, Zama has arranged a perfect match."
-Jennifer Chiaverini, author of the Elm Creek Quilts novels

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