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Set in Bombay in the mid-1990s, Family Matters tells a story of familial love and obligation, of personal and political corruption, of the demands of tradition and the possibilities for compassion. Nariman Vakeel, the patriarch of a small discordant family, is beset by Parkinsons and haunted by memories of his past. He lives with his two middle-aged stepchildren, Coomy, bitter and domineering, and her brother, Jal, mild-mannered and acquiescent. But the burden of the illness worsens the already strained family relationships. Soon, their sweet-tempered half-sister, Roxana, is forced to assume sole responsibility for her bedridden father. And Roxanas husband, besieged by financial worries, devises a scheme of deception involving his eccentric employer at a sporting goods store, setting in motion a series of events that leads to the narratives moving outcome. Family Matters has all the richness, the gentle humour, and the narrative sweep that have earned Mistry the highest of accolades around the world.

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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:
9780771061288
Publisher:
Emblem Editions
Location:
Toronto
Author:
Mistry, Rohinton
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;india;family;bombay;novel;canadian;old age;parkinson s disease;canada;parsi;canadian literature;21st century;literature;indian fiction;indien;canadian fiction;mistry;contemporary;domestic fiction;aging
Subject:
fiction;india;family;bombay;novel;canadian;old age;parsi;parkinson s disease;canada;literature;canadian literature;21st century;indian fiction;canadian fiction;indien;mistry;contemporary;asia;domestic fiction;aging
Edition Number:
1st Emblem ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
99
Publication Date:
20030225
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.4 x 1 in 1.0688 lb

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