Director Sarah Gavron and screenwriter Abi Morgan streamline Monica Ali's sprawling novel Brick Lane into a focused slice-of-life film.
But much of the time she felt good. . . . It was as if the conflagration of her bouts with Karim had cast a special light on everything, a dawn light after a life lived in twilight. It was as if she had been born deficient and only now been gifted the missing sense.
—Monica Ali, Brick Lane
MONICA ALI'S BRICK LANE is certainly one of the most acclaimed novels of the past few years.