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The Resource Unmarriageable : A novel, Soniah Kamal, (sound recording audiobook download)

Unmarriageable : A novel, Soniah Kamal, (sound recording audiobook download)

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Unmarriageable : A novel
Title
Unmarriageable
Title remainder
A novel
Statement of responsibility
Soniah Kamal
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this one-of-a-kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan, Alys Binat has sworn never to marry—until an encounter with one Mr. Darsee at a wedding makes her reconsider. A scandal and vicious rumor concerning the Binat family have destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages, but Alys, the second and most practical of the five Binat daughters, has found happiness teaching English literature to schoolgirls. Knowing that many of her students won't make it to graduation before dropping out to marry and have children, Alys teaches them about Jane Austen and her other literary heroes and hopes to inspire the girls to dream of more. When an invitation arrives to the biggest wedding their small town has seen in years, Mrs. Binat, certain that their luck is about to change, excitedly sets to work preparing her daughters to fish for rich, eligible bachelors. On the first night of the festivities, Alys's lovely older sister, Jena, catches the eye of Fahad "Bungles" Bingla, the wildly successful—and single—entrepreneur. But Bungles's friend Valentine Darsee is clearly unimpressed by the Binat family. Alys accidentally overhears his unflattering assessment of her and quickly dismisses him and his snobbish ways. As the days of lavish wedding parties unfold, the Binats wait breathlessly to see if Jena will land a proposal—and Alys begins to realize that Darsee's brusque manner may be hiding a very different man from the one she saw at first glance. Told with wry wit and colorful prose, Unmarriageable is a charming update on Jane Austen's beloved novel and an exhilarating exploration of love, marriage, class, and sisterhood.Advance praise for Unmarriageable "[A] funny, sometimes romantic, often thought-provoking glimpse into Pakistani culture, one which adroitly illustrates the double standards women face when navigating sex, love, and marriage. This is a must-read for devout Austenites."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Unmarriageable is a joy to read! It transforms a familiar story into something new and fresh and different, but keeps all of the warmth and intelligence of the original. I loved everything about these characters and spending time in their world."—Jasmine Guillory, author of The Wedding Date "Unmarriageable raises an eyebrow at a society that views marriage as the ultimate prize for women. Crackling with witty dialogue, family tensions, humor, and rich details of life in contemporary Pakistan, it tells an entirely new story about love, luck, and literature."—Balli Kaur Jaswal
Accompanying matter
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Kamal, Soniah
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Soniah Kamal
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  • Austen, Jane
  • Young women
  • Sisters
  • Mate selection
  • Pakistan
Label
Unmarriageable : A novel, Soniah Kamal, (sound recording audiobook download)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3965215
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online resource
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file)
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electronic
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Isbn
9780525639541
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
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Label
Unmarriageable : A novel, Soniah Kamal, (sound recording audiobook download)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3965215
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525639541
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
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d2447c4f-51ec-4914-84e0-7ce6d5e4a578
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
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