First edition. Royal 8vo. Pp. 413, . Black cloth, lettered in gilt to spine; ruby-red endpapers.
Signed and dated by Author to title page, in the year of publication.
Selected as one of Granta's 'Twenty Best Young British Novelists' in 2003. Shortlisted for the 2003 Man Booker Prize. Finalist for the 2004 National Book Critics' Circle Award. Winner of Barnes & Noble's Discover Great New Writers Award for 2003. Author's literary debut, Brick Lane tells the story of Nazneen, a Bangladeshi woman who is transported to London aged eighteen to enter into an arranged marriage. Basis for the 2007 film directed by Sarah Gavron, starring Indian actress Tannishtha Chatterjee. "One of the most significant British novelists of her generation." –The Observer