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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Publisher Comments:

Rohinton Mistry’s enthralling novel is at once a domestic drama and an intently observed portrait of present-day Bombay in all its vitality and corruption. At the age of seventy-nine, Nariman Vakeel, already suffering from Parkinson’s disease, breaks an ankle and finds himself wholly dependent on his family. His step-children, Coomy and Jal, have a spacious apartment (in the inaptly named Chateau Felicity), but are too squeamish and resentful to tend to his physical needs.

Nariman must now turn to his younger daughter, Roxana, her husband, Yezad, and their two sons, who share a small, crowded home. Their decision will test not only their material resources but, in surprising ways, all their tolerance, compassion, integrity, and faith. Sweeping and intimate, tragic and mirthful, Family Matters is a work of enormous emotional power.

Synopsis:

Suffering from Parkinson's disease and a recently-broken ankle, seventy-nine-year-old Nariman Vakeel turns to his youngest daughter and her family for help, and in modern-day Bombay, they begin a journey of discovery.

Synopsis:

Rohinton Mistry was born in Bombay and now lives near Toronto. His first novel, Such a Long Journey, received, among other awards, the 1992 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book of the Year. In 1995, A Fine Balance won the second annual Giller Prize and, in 1996, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. Mistry is also the author of Swimming Lessons, a collection of short stories.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307773388
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Mistry, Rohinton
Author:
Mistry Rohinton
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Parkinson's disease
Subject:
Reminiscing in old age.
Subject:
Parent and adult child
Subject:
Apartment houses
Subject:
Bombay
Subject:
Stepfamilies
Subject:
Older men
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20031118
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
448

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Family Matters
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Product details 448 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307773388 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Suffering from Parkinson's disease and a recently-broken ankle, seventy-nine-year-old Nariman Vakeel turns to his youngest daughter and her family for help, and in modern-day Bombay, they begin a journey of discovery.
"Synopsis" by , Rohinton Mistry was born in Bombay and now lives near Toronto. His first novel, Such a Long Journey, received, among other awards, the 1992 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book of the Year. In 1995, A Fine Balance won the second annual Giller Prize and, in 1996, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. Mistry is also the author of Swimming Lessons, a collection of short stories.
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