Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

Alys Binat has sworn never to marry–until an encounter with one Mr Darsee at a wedding makes her reconsider. A scandal and vicious rumour concerning the Binat family have destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages, but Alys, the second and most practical of the five Binat daughters, has found happiness teaching English literature to schoolgirls. Knowing that many of her students won’t make it to graduation before dropping out to marry and have children, Alys teaches them about Jane Austen and her other literary heroes and hopes to inspire the girls to dream of more. When an invitation… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Classism
  • Sexism
  • Fatmisia & body shaming
  • Slut-shaming
  • Adult-minor relationships mentioned
  • Infertility
  • Abortion recounted