From the Bengali Girls Don't Fanpage:
Born in a remote village during her country's liberation war, a Bangladeshi girl moves to England with her parents and struggles for freedom and identity while growing up in a mixed neighborhood. Caught between the world of her white friends and that of her parents, she scraps her Muslim gear for blue jeans and runs away with her boyfriend.
But when her father tracks her down and finds her, he tricks her into going to Bangladesh so that he can marry her off.
In Bangladesh, she is faced with a choice: get married or never go home.
It's an unforgettable story about heartache and irony. About broken dreams. And how the life we choose is not always the life that chooses us.
About the Author:
L.A. Sherman grew up in Bradford, England in a strict Muslim family where she learned how to sneak out of the house without making the door creak. At the age of fifteen, she was tricked into going to Bangladesh by her parents and forced to marry a man as old as her father. After four years there with a wicked mother-in-law, she won the visa lottery for America and moved to the Big Apple. Now hard at work on her second book, she lives in Tampa, Florida with her family near a pond full of gators and spends her time doing all the things that Bengali girls don’t.