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Family matters

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Family Matters takes us to Bombay in the mid-1990s. Nariman Vakeel is a seventy-nine-year-old Parsi widower and the patriarch of a small discordant family. Beset by ParkinsonAEs disease and haunted by memories of the past, he lives in a once-elegant apartment with his two middle-aged stepchildren - Coomy, bitter and domineering, and her brother, Jal, mild-mannered and acquiescent. When NarimanAEs illness is compounded by a broken ankle, Coomy plots to turn his round-the-clock care over to Roxana, his sweet-tempered sister. She succeeds, but not without cost, and eventually Nariman takes up residence with Roxana, her husband, Yezad, and their two young sons. The effect of the new responsibility on Yezad, who is already besieged by financial worries, pushes him into a scheme of deception involving Vikram Kapur, his eccentric, often exasperating employer at Bombay Sporting Goods Emporium. This sets in motion a series of events - a great unravelling and a revelation of the familyAEs love-torn past - that leads to the narrativeAEs final outcome.In this wise and compassionate novel, Mistry has once again created a beautifully realized world. As his unforgettable characters confront situations over which they have no control, their tragedies and their triumphs ultimately become our own.Family Matters has all the richness, the gentle humour, and the narrative sweep that have earned Rohinton Mistry the highest of accolades around the world. It is a stunning achievement from one of the finest writers of our time.

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Author(s):
Rohinton Mistry
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1st edition, first impression
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571194273
ISBN-13:
9780571194278
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Faber
Title:
Family Matters

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Family Matters takes us to Bombay in the mid-1990s. Nariman Vakeel is a seventy-nine-year-old Parsi widower and the patriarch of a small discordant family. Beset by ParkinsonAEs disease and haunted by memories of the past, he lives in a once-elegant apartment with his two middle-aged stepchildren - Coomy, bitter and domineering, and her brother, Jal, mild-mannered and acquiescent. When NarimanAEs illness is compounded by a broken ankle, Coomy plots to turn his round-the-clock care over to Roxana, his sweet-tempered sister. She succeeds, but not without cost, and eventually Nariman takes up residence with Roxana, her husband, Yezad, and their two young sons. The effect of the new responsibility on Yezad, who is already besieged by financial worries, pushes him into a scheme of deception involving Vikram Kapur, his eccentric, often exasperating employer at Bombay Sporting Goods Emporium. This sets in motion a series of events - a great unravelling and a revelation of the familyAEs love-torn past - that leads to the narrativeAEs final outcome.In this wise and compassionate novel, Mistry has once again created a beautifully realized world. As his unforgettable characters confront situations over which they have no control, their tragedies and their triumphs ultimately become our own.Family Matters has all the richness, the gentle humour, and the narrative sweep that have earned Rohinton Mistry the highest of accolades around the world. It is a stunning achievement from one of the finest writers of our time.

Author(s):
Rohinton Mistry
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1st edition, first impression
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571194273
ISBN-13:
9780571194278
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Faber
Title:
Family Matters

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