The Newlyweds

Nell Freudenberger, read by Mozhan Marno. Random House Audio, unabridged, 11 CDs, 13 hrs., $40 ISBN 978-0-307-98999-4
In this cross-cultural, fish-out-of-water tale from Freudenberger, an 11-month courtship consisting of many emails and one exceptionally awkward visit culminates in marriage when 24-year-old Amina Mazid moves from her home in Bangladesh to New York to marry engineer George Stillman. But the couple’s new life is anything but perfect. Both Amina and George are harboring secrets and will have to work to prevent the past from ruining the future. Narrator Mozhan Marno turns in a strong performance in this audio, deftly handling the books large cast of characters and switching between Bengali and American accents. Marno also creates a range of voices and speech patterns for the characters, capturing both Amina’s fast-talking coworkers in Rochester and the formal diction of her parents. But most importantly, Marno’s narration is grounded in Amina’s voice and changes with the character as she finally begins to shed her meekness. A Knopf hardcover. (May)
Reviewed on: 08/06/2012
Release date: 05/01/2012
Paperback - 352 pages - 978-0-307-38897-1
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