Beauty / Raphael Selbourne
- Selbourne, Raphael
- Birmingham : Tindal Street, 2009.
- Physical Description:
- 320 pages ; 20 cm
- "Beauty - in both name and appearance - is a twenty-year-old Bangladeshi, back in England having shocked her family by fleeing an abusive arranged marriage. Now she is forced onto the jobseekers' treadmill." "Her fractious encounters with officialdom, fellow claimants, strangers and passers-by in the city streets, exacerbated by the restrictions (and comfort) of her language and culture, place her at the mercy of such unlikely helpers as Mark, a friendly, dog-owning ex-offender, and Peter, the middle-class underachiever on the rebound from a bitter relationship." "Such 'white' influences conflict with the pressure to toe the family religious line, enforced by her older brother, but enable Beauty to understand better how free will and parental care affect her personal destiny in fragmented inner-city England today."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780955647673 (pbk.)
- "Winner of the 2009 Costa First Novel Award"--P.  of cover.
- Source of Acquisition:
- BeaverT copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 2009.
- Endowment Note:
- Paterno Libraries Endowment (Campus College Libraries)
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