Brick Lane - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

Monica Ali
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Chapter 13 Summary

Nazneen puts on her red and gold silk sari, although there is no special occasion for it. At first it feels as light as air, and then it feels as heavy as chains. She thinks about wearing a skater's costume, and how that might change her life. She wonders if perhaps it is clothing, and not fate, that dictates a person's life.

That afternoon, on a trip out for some thread, she runs into the secretary of the Bengal Tigers and he ushers her into the meeting that is about to start. She reluctantly sits down, but she soon begins to catch the excitement of the others. The Questioner wants to open the meeting without waiting for Karim to arrive, but by the time he and the secretary have argued about the procedure has shown up. Karim strides on to the stage, and...

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