For Amina, George offers a chance for a new life and a different kind of happiness than she might find back home.For George, Amina is a woman who doesn’t play games.At first I was captivated by this story ; a woman from Bangladesh marrying an American ,meeting him thru e-mail,wishing to go to America and her explanations and expectation of a new life in a new place. I'm giving this one 4 stars, but I'm still debating over 3 stars.
A hundred years ago, Amina would have been called a mail-order bride.
But this is an arranged marriage for the twenty-first century: Amina is wooed by—and woos—George Stillman online.
She reveals Amina’s heart and mind, capturing both her new American reality and the home she cannot forget, with seamless authenticity, empathy, and grace.
At once revelatory and affecting, The Newlyweds is a stunning achievement.
A powerful, funny, richly observed tour de force by one of America’s most acclaimed young writers: a story of love and marriage, secrets and betrayals, that takes us from the backyards of America to the back alleys and villages of Bangladesh.
In The Newlyweds, we follow the story of Amina Mazid, who at age twenty-four moves from Bangladesh to Rochester, New York, for love.