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Author Chaudhuri, Maria.

Title Beloved strangers : a memoir / Maria Chaudhuri.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Chaudhuri,M CHA    Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 199 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "First published in Great Britain in 2014"--Title page verso.
Contents Prologue -- Saving Grace -- Fallen -- Beloved Strangers -- Deep End -- Sweet, Sour and Bitter -- Epilogue.
Summary "One of Maria Chaudhuri's early memories growing up in Dhaka was planning to run away with her friend Nadia. Home was not an especially unhappy place, but in Maria's family, joy was ephemeral. With a mother who yearned for the mountains and the solitariness and freedom to pursue her own dreams and career, and a charismatic but distant father who found it difficult to express emotion, they were never able to hold on to happiness for very long. Maria studied the Holy Book and said her daily prayers, yet struggled to reconcile her inner self with her faith and her family. She dreamed, like her mother, of unstitching the seam of her life. Her neighbor, Bablu, both excited and repulsed Maria by showing her a yellowing pornographic magazine, but Mala, a girl her own age who came to work in their house, with her wise eyes and wicked smile, made Maria dizzy with longing. When she moved to New England to attend college at eighteen Maria faced new opportunities and challenges, including meeting Yameen, a man who lived in Jersey City and wooed her, but was not what he seemed..."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Chaudhuri, Maria.
Bangladeshi Americans -- Biography.
Immigrants -- United States -- Biography.
Muslims -- United States -- Biography.
Young women -- Biography.
Coming of age.
Belonging (Social psychology)
Transnationalism -- Psychological aspects.
Dhaka (Bangladesh) -- Biography.
Jersey City (N.J.) -- Biography.
ISBN 9781620406229 (hardback)
1620406225 (hardback)

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