Love Marriage


What begins as a romantic and oftentimes comedic story of love turns into a deeper examination of class, politics and cultural difference in Monica Ali’s Love Marriage. Bengali protagonist Yasmin Ghorami is happily engaged to white, upper-class Joe Sangster, but during the days leading up to the wedding the differences between their backgrounds, secrets and a mother with an Oedipus complex threaten their union. The surprising and biting novel culminates in an astute portrait of relationships and race.