The New York Times bestseller, w in paperback from one of the most versatile and bold writers of our time-- an astonishing, tightly structured, and lyrically told vel (People) inspired by Princess Diana.W hat if Princess Diana hadn't died? Diana's life and marriage were fairy tale and nightmare rolled into one. Adored by millions, in her personal life she suffered rejection, heartbreak, and betrayal. Surrounded by glamour and glitz and the constant attentions of the press, she fought to carve a meaningful role for herself in helping the needy and dispossessed. Had she lived, what direction would her life have taken? How would she have matured into her forties and beyond? Untold Story is about the nature of celebrity, the meaning of identity, and the finding of one's place in the world. Like Diana, the fictional princess who is the vel's heroine is both icon and icoclast. She touches many millions of lives and hearts around the world, sharing the details of her troubled marriage and her eating disorder and reaching out as has other royal before her. But she is troubled and on the brink of disaster. Will she ever find peace and happiness in her own life, or will the curse of fame always be too great?
Monica Ali has been named by Granta as one of the twenty best young British novelists. She is the author of In the Kitchen, Alentejo Blue, and Brick Lane, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She lives in London with her husband and two children.