Online dating is a popular way of finding that special someone. But in Nell Freudenberger’s latest novel, the story begins with two individuals from opposite ends of the globe (United States and Bangladesh) finding love online. This isn’t a story exposing the tawdry world of mail-order brides but a modern day love story of two people from different backgrounds trying to make a go of it.
“A sense of dead-ended-ness pervades The Newlyweds, a shrugging recognition that America and the modernity it embodies may offer young women like Amina more possibilities, but not endless ones. The Newlyweds is a luscious and intelligent novel that will stick with you.” – Maureen Corrigan, NPR.org
“Set largely in Dhaka and Rochester, with stopovers in New York City and rural Bangladesh, the love polyhedron that is “The Newlyweds” is at heart a tale of never-ending migrations. Its world is full of mirrors, the refracted similarities conjured up by globalization.” – Mohsin Hamid, NY Times Book Review
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