Swimming for his life towards traffickers on the Italian shore, Selim enters a world where Kurdish refugees disguise themselves as tomatoes, dates of birth are a matter of opinion, and a residency permit is a ticket to paradise. When he ends up in a small town in Germany, Selim believes he is finally safe, until the law catches up with him and the clock starts ticking. Selim realises there is only one way to avoid deportation, if he dare try ab Fifteen years later, in a town hall in Paris, a Registrar receives an unsettling book in the post. The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages only fuels her suspicions surrounding an impending Kurdish wedding. Unsure how to intervene, she embarks on an investigation that brings her uncomfortably close to an old acquaintance: Selim. Written with real imaginative flair, heart and humour, The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages introduces an unlikely hero who'll prove impossible to forget, and a prodigious new talent in Sophie Hardach.French town halls tended to resemble miniature chateaux, all charming turrets and conical roofs. ... to school after the wedding, I had picked a dark-blue skirt, a black top and my only pair of tights without any holes or ladders. ... Looking back now, I believe that right up until the signature Selim thought I was going to pull out.
|Title||:||The Registrar's Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2011-04-01|