Set in India and South Africa, Ismet Nassin, a clerk of modest prospects from Bombay, and the village beauty marry on the very day he spies on her from the window of his train. Marriage happens fast, love lags behind. Khateja is wilful and difficult, and Ismet is in for the battle of his life.
Set in India and South Africa, THE WEDDING joins Ismet Nassin, a clerk of modest prospects from Bombay, and the village beauty he marries on the very day he spies her from the window of his train. Matrimony happens fast, love lags behind. Khateja is wilful, difficult and misanthropic - in short, highly desirable. Ismet is in for the battle of his life. Based upon the story of his grandparents and his own upbringing in Durban, South Africa, Imraan Coovadia's THE WEDDING is a brilliantly funny and tender first novel - an alternative poignant and hilarious story about the choices we make and the homes that we build. THE WEDDING is a witty and wonderful subcontinental version of The Taming of the Shrew.
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"A tender love-story rendered in prose of dazzling comic wizardry." --J. M. Coetzee, author of "Disgrace""Coovadia's singular, authoritative voice has no less wit and range than Rushdie's...This is a wide-ranging and spectacular novel and a brilliant new writer." --Carey Harrison, author of" Richard's Feet""A remarkable achievement--simultaneously making you laugh out loud and bringing tears to your eyes." --Dan McCall, author of "Jack the Bear"
About Imraan Coovadia
Imraan Coovadia, born in Durban, South Africa, attended Harvard, studied writing at Cornell, and is currently a graduate student at Yale.
The Wedding by Imraan Coovadia
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