A Bangladeshi woman, Nazneem, arrives in 1980s London, leaving behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. Trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London, and in a loveless marriage with the middle aged Chanu, she fears her soul is dying.
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It was better than the beginning led me to believe it would be. But still so-so. The effect that 9/11 had on the characters and their declension making was interesting but it clearly didn't make an impact. Not for them, anyway. And I wanted Nanzeem to find the other man Karim at the end and marry him, but I didn't get that. I was sort of let down. Well, at least they slept together... A lot