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Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Transworld Pub
Publication date June 3, 2004
Pages 336
Binding Paperback
Edition Mti
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780552771870
ISBN-10 0552771872
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $12.55
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: On a winter morning in London's East End, the locals are confronted with the sight of a white horse skidding through the sooty snow, carrying what looks like a Christmas tree on its back. It turns out to be a man covered in tinsel, with a cartoon-size turban on his head. Entrepreneur Deepak is on his way to get married. As he trudges along, he consoles himself with the thought of marrying Chila, a nice Punjabi girl (a choice which has delighted his surprised parents) does not mean he needs to become his father, grow nostril hair or wear pastel coloured leisure wear. LIFE ISN'T ALL HA HA HEE HEE is the story of Deepak's bride, the childlike Chila, and her two childhood friends: Sunita, the former activist law student, now an overweight, depressed housewife, and the chic Tanja, who has rejected marriage in favour of a high-powered career in television. A hilarious, thoughtful and moving novel about friendship, marriage and betrayal, it focuses on the difficult choices contemporary women have to make, whether or not they happen to have been raised in the Asian community.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781565846142
 
from New Pr (June 1, 2000)
9781565846142 | details & prices | 331 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Three Indian women living in London, friends since childhood, are caught between two cultures as they make choices between what they want out of life and what is expected of them as mothers and wives.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780312278564 Book cover for 9780552771870 Book cover for 9780552999526
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Mti edition from Transworld Pub (June 3, 2004)
9780552771870 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $12.55
About: On a winter morning in London's East End, the locals are confronted with the sight of a white horse skidding through the sooty snow, carrying what looks like a Christmas tree on its back.
from Picador USA (June 1, 2001)
9780312278564 | details & prices | 331 pages | 8.50 × 8.50 × 5.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Newly married Chila, a Punjabi girl, is still close to her childhood confidantes--Sunita, a former activist and law student turned depressed housewife and mother, and Tania, who rejected marriage in favor of a high-powered career in television--until Tania makes a documentray about the other two and contemporary Indian life in London.
New edition from Transworld Pub (May 4, 2000)
9780552999526 | details & prices | 336 pages | List price $12.90
About: This work relates the ties that bind three young women to their East End Punjabi roots, even as they head west for trendy careers, cafe bars and sexual freedom.

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