Deranged Marriage. A Memoir

Das Sushi

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Bantam
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2012
Edition: First Edition

Description: 285 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout. Sushi Is The Love Child Of Clive James And Adrian Mole

Publishers Description: An affectionate, often hilarious, memoir of growing up in London in the 1970s in an Indian household, and avoiding an arranged marriageFrom the age of fourteen, I was aware my parents expected me to have an arranged marriage, a big Bollywood wedding. There was just one hitch: nobody asked me.Sushi Das grew up in 1970s Londona culturally messed-up time. Feminists were telling women they could be whatever they wanted, skinheads were yelling at foreigners to go home, and punk music was urging revolt. Amid the social upheaval, Sushi was trapped by Indian traditionand a looming arranged marriage she would do almost anything to avoid. But how do you turn your back on centuries of tradition without trashing your familys honor How do you escape your parents stranglehold without casting off their embrace And how do you explain to your strict dad why theres a boy smoking in his living room and another one lurking in the garden Breaking free meant migrating to the other side of the world, only to find that life in Australia was just as culturally confusing. This insightful, often hilarious memoir lifts the curtain on one of the oldest traditions of Eastern culturea custom which aims to join two families in economic prosperity, though the reality is not always so blissful.

ISBN: 9781742751566

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