One of The Globe and Mail's Top 100 Books of 2018
One of World Literature Today's Notable Translations of 2018
One of the Asian Book Review's Best Books of 2018
From one of the most exciting voices in modern Russian literature, Alisa Ganieva, comes Bride and Groom, the tumultuous love story of two young city-dwellers who meet when they return home to their families in rural Dagestan. When traditional family expectations and increasing religious and cultural tension threaten to shatter their bond, Marat and Patya struggle to overcome obstacles determined to keep them apart, while fate seems destined to keep them together--until the very end.
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"much as they try, [the characters'] individual stories are mere fodder for the dysfunctional social order built on systemic corruption and terror." -- Olga Zilberbourg, World Literature Today