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Publisher Comments:

Mistry is a writer of considerable achievement.…Patiently and with loving humour, he] develops a portrait and draws his people with such care and understanding that their trials become our tragedies.

-Time

A seamless, gracefully written trek through a rocky period in one man's life.…A rewarding literary excursion.

-Maclean's

This fine first novel demonstrates the bright-hard reality of India’s middle class.…Mistry is a singular pleasure to read, and his description of India is a lucid, living account.

-San Francisco Chronicle

A passionate embracing of life in all its manifestations.

-Books in Canada

A rich, humane work, undoubtedly one of the best novels about India in recent years.

-The Spectator (U.K.)

The world of Such a Long Journey is vivid, lively, and comic – a rich and richly recreated setting.

-Winnipeg Free Press

Fascinating.…Mistry manages to convey a vivid picture of India through sharp affectionate sketches of Indian family life and a gift for erotic satire.

-New York Times Book Review

A highly poised and accomplished work.

-The Observer (U.K.)

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

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 father’s 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:

With his personal life unraveling, Gustad Noble, a Bombay bank clerk, agrees to help the Indian intelligence service, and is quickly caught up in a political scandal

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307773012
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Creator:
Mistry Rohinton
Author:
Mistry, Rohinton
Author:
Mistry Rohinton
Subject:
India
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
India History 1947- Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
India Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19920602
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
339

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Product details 339 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307773012 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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 father’s 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" by , With his personal life unraveling, Gustad Noble, a Bombay bank clerk, agrees to help the Indian intelligence service, and is quickly caught up in a political scandal
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