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The Newlyweds

Nell Freudenberger

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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. 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. 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. But each of them is hiding something: someone from the past they thought they could leave behind. It is only when they put an ocean between them-and Amina returns to Bangladesh-that she and George find out if their secrets will tear them apart, or if they can build a future together. The Newlyweds is a surprising, suspenseful story about the exhilarations-and real-life complications-of getting, and staying, married. It stretches across continents, generations, and plains of emotion. What has always set Nell Freudenberger apart is the sly, gimlet eye she turns on collisions of all kinds-sexual, cultural, familial. With The Newlyweds, she has found her perfect subject for that vision, and characters to match. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mozhan Marno

Length:

13h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:25


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

12:04


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

15:59


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

09:09


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

05:27


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

07:12


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

08:22


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

05:20


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

06:10


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

05:44


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

11:34


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

12:40


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

26:21


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

10:55


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

11:05


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

06:12


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

08:56


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

08:20


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

15:34


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

08:55


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

06:35


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

21:50


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

11:24


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

06:09


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

07:04


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

08:09


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

08:06


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

11:01


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

10:38


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

10:49


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

07:43


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

05:56


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

06:33


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

07:20


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

18:18


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

18:27


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

05:45


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

14:51


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

07:08


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

04:58


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

14:06


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

10:22


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

11:18


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

04:38


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

24:23


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

05:51


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

06:20


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

15:11


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

16:19


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

10:06


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

19:56


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

08:41


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

20:30


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

23:11


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

07:29


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

16:08


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

11:06


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

36:10


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

25:49


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

23:00


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

06:17


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

26:07


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

22:39


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

09:25


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

13:50


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

03:12


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

00:32