Book ‘China Room’ by Sunjeev Sahota

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“An intimate page-turner with a deeper resonance as a tale of oppression, independence and resilience.” — San Francisco Chronicle. A transfixing, "powerfully imaged" (USA Today) novel about two unforgettable characters seeking to free themselves — one from the expectations of women in early twentieth-century Punjab, and the other from the weight of life in the contemporary Indian diaspora. Mehar, a young bride in rural 1929 Punjab, is trying to discover the identity of her new husband. Married to three brothers in a single ceremony, she and her now-sisters spend their days hard at work in the family’s “china room,” sequestered from contact with the men — except when their domineering mother-in-law, Mai, summons them to a darkened chamber at night...
Publisher: Penguin Books (July 13, 2021)  Pages: 250 pages  ISBN-10:‎ 0593298144  ISBN-13: 978-0593298145  ASIN:‎ B08NFS85PP

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Author’s biography: Sunjeev Sahota is the author of three novels: China Room, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize and a finalist for the American Library Association’s Carnegie Medal; The Year of the Runaways, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize, and was awarded a European Union Prize for Literature; and Ours are the Streets. In 2013, he was named one of Granta’s twenty Best of Young British Novelists of the decade. He lives in Sheffield, England, with his family.