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Imaginary Men

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Imaginary Men

By Anjali Banerjee

Downtown Press, Paperback, 9781416509431, 236pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2005

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Description
It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Lina Ray has a knack for pairing up perfect couples as a professional matchmaker in San Francisco, but her well-meaning, highly traditional Indian family wants her to get married. When her Auntie Kiki introduces Lina to the bachelor from hell at her sister's wedding in India, Lina panics and blurts out, "I'm engaged " Because what's the harm in a little lie?

Who's sari now?

Lina scrambles to find a real fiance because Auntie Kiki will be coming to America soon to approve the match. But date after disastrous date gets her no closer to her prince -- until an actual prince arrives on her doorstep. Lina hasn't been able to stop fantasizing about traditional but dashing Raja Prasad since she met him in India. In fact, her imaginary fiance has begun to resemble him Now Raja is in San Francisco and wants Lina to find a suitable bride for his brother. Though they live oceans apart, Lina longs to bridge the gap. But when her fantastic fib catches up with her, life is suddenly like a Bollywood flick gone horribly wrong. Lina may have an over-developed fantasy life, but she certainly never imagined things would turn out like this.


Praise For Imaginary Men

"A rare, wonderful novel that breaks new ground yet celebrates the most classic theme in literature -- the passion, pain, and unadulterated humor of finding a mate."

-- Susan Wiggs




"Insightful and delightful."

-- Jayne Ann Krentz




"Enchanting."

-- Bharti Kirchner





"Fresh and highly entertaining."

-- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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