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Publisher Comments:

It is Bombay in 1971, the year India went to war over what was to become Bangladesh. A hard-working bank clerk, Gustad Noble is a devoted family man who gradually sees his modest life unravelling. His young daughter falls ill; his promising son defies his fathers ambitions for him. He is the one reasonable voice amidst the ongoing dramas of his neighbours. One day, he receives a letter from an old friend, asking him to help in what at first seems like an heroic mission. But he soon finds himself unwittingly drawn into a dangerous network of deception. Compassionate, and rich in details of character and place, this unforgettable novel charts the journey of a moral heart in a turbulent world of change.

Synopsis:

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and short-listed for the Booker, Mistry's first novel is one of the most acclaimed contemporary novels. Set against the turbulent politics in 1971 Bombay, this is the story of Gustad Noble, a dedicated and somewhat innocent bank clerk, who finds his familial and professional life unravelling as his son rejects filial piety, his best friend involves him in political intrigue, and his own rationality and morality confront a world of change.

About the Author

Rohinton Mistry is the author of a collection of short stories, Tales from Firozsha Baag (1987), and three internationally acclaimed novels, Such a Long Journey (1991), A Fine Balance (1995), and Family Matters (2002). His fiction has won many prestigious international awards, including The Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, the Governor Generals Award, the Canada-Australia Literary Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction, The Royal Society of Literatures Winifred Holtby Award, and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for Fiction. A Fine Balance was also an Oprahs Book Club® selection.

Born in Bombay in 1952, Rohinton Mistry came to Canada in 1975.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780771098970
Afterword:
Manguel, Alberto
Publisher:
New Canadian Library
Author:
Manguel, Alberto
Author:
Mistry, Rohinton
Location:
Toronto :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
New Canadian library ;
Series Volume:
no.93-9
Publication Date:
1993
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
7 x 4.3 x .9 in .5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and short-listed for the Booker, Mistry's first novel is one of the most acclaimed contemporary novels. Set against the turbulent politics in 1971 Bombay, this is the story of Gustad Noble, a dedicated and somewhat innocent bank clerk, who finds his familial and professional life unravelling as his son rejects filial piety, his best friend involves him in political intrigue, and his own rationality and morality confront a world of change.
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