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Y due to such sexual issues he decides to accept his sister s help in an arranged marriage via India which is he marries NinaAll of this beautifully told and very much alive Nina s subseuent arrival in Canada her culture shock and social classes are
described with perfect pitch as is the ins with perfect pitch as is the ins outs of the marriage I lost a bit of interest when both explore other sexual options but in general it is a strong book I grabbed this book off my mother s shelf because of how strongly I empathized with the main character described on the back blurb After all Nina is a smart well read young woman who is told repeatedly how close she is to the end of her marriageable girl shelf life Unfortunately as I began to learn about Nina s life
especially after her marriage I realized how little I cared for a after her marriage I realized how little I cared for a without the self confidence and independence to deal with the struggles of settling into a brand new life in a brand new country Granted unlike Nina and I suppose many of the other young immigrant wives I meet I moved to the US with an American education and the confidence that my parents would not be shocked or heartbroken with any decision I could prove to them I had made carefully But in the end her inability to face up to reality and deal with tough situations head on really turned me off and made getting through the last third of the book incredibly strenuousSo although I think the book is well written it s just didn t do it for me The Immigrant by Manju Kapur is a book of multiple layers the story of arranged marriage of Nina and Ananda is only the opportunity to discuss the wide range of other issues marital relationship adultery differences between Eastern and Western culture life of an immigrantI ve found the beginning of this book a bit of a struggle I wasn t sure I liked the style it was written it seemed a bit uneven and too jumpy However somewhere in the middle it all came alive to me I ve started to enjoy the storyline and characters Nina the lonely soul trying to adapt to life in different country different culture trying to find her feet and Ananda with all his flaws secrets and annoying habits trying hard to assimilate in his adopted country losing a touch with his roots and his past Personally The Immigrant made me aware of some aspects of modern Indian culture and on a emotional level it reminded me of my own experiences as a immigrant trying to make a living in a foreign country Nina was a compelling enough character actually and if given the chance I ll probably read some of Manj Kapur s works But what prevented this from being an actual good novel and as one reviewer claims A truly compelling portrait of a marriage was that Ananda was an UNMITIGATED DICK So a good half of the novel the half that wasn t about Nina was his internal monologue going Dick dick dick dick dick How did it take the entire novel for her to realise that I was surprise by how the book pulls me gently to eep on #Reading Until I Finished #until I finished has a calming effect despite the plot twists and all Weirdly enough without too much words used to describe feelings the writer manages to write enough for me to Im Not Millie! keep on going The plot is not bland or anything like that it has enough wonder and inuiry in it for me toeep on reading But I remember no upset exclamation or shouts along the process except the ending. Ile new life in Canada begins to unravel The Immigrant is another mesmerizing saga about the complexities of arranged marriage and NRI life from this most beloved of novelist.
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Ion to menThe reader does not hear much about Ananda s dentistry practise #but does learn a lot about Andy s problem with premature ejaculation The #does learn a lot about Andy s problem with premature ejaculation The of his worries his secret Berkeley cure about Andy s problem with premature ejaculation The of his worries his secret Berkeley cure alarm clocks and
in due course his triumphs is related straightforwardlydue course his triumphs is related straightforwardly is a serious matter and the author does not jeer or sneer Still Andy in his earnest and exclusive concern for the behaviour of his penis is very funny The comedy in The Immigrant is hard to describe It does not come out in exaggerated wording or an overtly comical scene It is gently pervasive and deliciously subtle flavour like that of ginger or coriander and it is used with a light hand I did not laugh while reading this book but I smiled often and I smile remembering The Immigrant I highly recommend this book I have really enjoyed all the earlier books by Manju Kapur Home Difficult Daughters A Married Woman But The Immigrant was uite a dampner The story was just not strong enough for me I think Kapur should stick to stories set in India rather than explore the immigrant life as many others have done earlier She is best at telling stories set in India she brings to life the realities of India like none others I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book which I picked up in a hurry on my way to a 5 day holiday not much in English to choose from in Frankfurt mostly by the title blurb It is the deceptively simply told story of Nina a bright apparently attractive 30 year old spinster by current Indian standards whose widowed mother is desperate she marry and reverse the bad times they ve fallen on since the brilliant and charming though he left them destitute fatherhusband s unexpected death The beginning is a bit slow and bogged down by not the clearest or tightest writing but characterization and interaction is so alive and vibrant that I found myself drawn in interested and curious to see where it would all lead An especial note of interest from the first is Nina s childhood background the years spent in the West notably Brussels when her father was a diplomat What especially caught my attention was how obviously better that time was both in Nina s and her mother s estimation and the clear advantages that even then they saw to Western as opposed to Indian life This was interesting because in some ways Kapur later seems to contradict such a belief system with Nina s later experience in CanadaThe second thread to this story is again interestingly from Nina s future husband a good Indian boy from a good Indian family who though not good enough to become a doctor successfully becomes a dentist instead sets up his own practice takes care of his parents does as he s told and follows the rules only to have both his parents die suddenly and tragically essentially leaving him with no follow up to his life plan So he then and rather abruptly immigrates to Canada where he has to become a dentist all over again In Canada he lives with his dentist uncle who emigrated about 20 years prior and is now married to a not entirely sympathetic non Indian Canadian and at the start it is he who is the Immigrant although later Nina will be too He comes off as a nerd a guy good at his job but not terribly insightful at much else and its not surprising to learn that he has sexual problems It is also not surprising that mostl. And her country to build a new life with him But there is always to marriage than courtship And as Nina discovers truths about her husband both sexual and emotional her frag. Did not like the story if there is onebut 3 stars are for the melodious language which i enjoyed a lotcould have 30 pages short because it become dull in between and there is lots of uestion remain unansweredbut i have enough information that i can assume what may be happenedwell not bad read and lack of story do not mean there is not a story but story is like #open which i rarely readBest book i read and Indian Novelist after Anita Desai A novel about an arranged #which i rarely readBest book i read from and Indian Novelist after Anita Desai A novel about an arranged eh that Indian Novelist after Anita Desai A novel about an arranged eh that not really the right term because I d just call it an introduction was arranged by an intermed I read this on the strength of Difficult Daughters but this book is so different that it seems to have been written by another person It s a real mish mash of issues arranged marriages late arranged marriages genteel povery in India politics immigrant integration premature ejaculation rape extra marital affairs overseas ualifications etc etc Both Ananda and Nina reveal themselves to be unpleasant individuals too concerned with themselves and their egos There a whole of lot of exposition telling us rather than showing us of their problems and issues As for the sex uite frankly WTF Ananda s relationship with his penis is amusingly described and his efforts at sustaining his erection can be comic spraying it with dental anthestic for example but on the whole it s clinically and unpleasantly described and really I don t want to now about anyone s sex life in such detailOverall a mess of a book Manju Kapur was born in Amritsar India She is an Indian novelist Her first novel Difficult Daughters won the 1999 Commonwealth Writers Prize best first book Europe and South Asia She teaches English at Delhi University under the name Manjul Kapur Dalmia She studied and received an MA in 1972 from Dalhousie University in Halifax Canada and an M Phil from Delhi University This novel The Immigrant published in 2011 draws on life in Canada although it is a novel not autobiographical The Immigrant was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature The author is married to Gun Nidhi Dalmia they have three children and three grandchildren and live in New Delhi The Immigrant was book of the month at my book group It is not a book that I would automatically have chosen however reading out of your comfort zone is part of the joy of being in a book group The book is about a couple Nina is a college teacher of 30 in India Ananda has moved to Canada to get his degree and practise dentistry When he is sufficiently established that he feels he should have a wife he finds it easier to have his Indian family find one and arrange a marriage than for him to find a Canadian wife on his own So he brings Nina back and settles her down in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada For years he had to face the awful loneliness of the recent immigrant but he does not give any consideration to Nina being bored or lonely as far as he is concerned she has himimmigrantThe daily lives of the couple are set out for the reader in all their everyday challenges and frustrations Once Ananda or Andy as he is nown in Canada is married the reader sees him only as he relates to Nina and as he tries to solve his sexual anxieties This is an interesting reversal of the perception freuent among male writers of women as existing only as sexual beings and in relat. Nina at thirty sees herself as increasingly off the shelf But then unexpectedly a proposal arrives Ananda is a dentist in Halifax Canada The two marry and she leaves her home.