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In mid-1970s urban India - a chaos of wretchedness on the streets and slogans in the offices - a chain of circumstances tosses four varied individuals together in one small flat.

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In mid-1970s urban India - a chaos of wretchedness on the streets and slogans in the offices - a chain of circumstances tosses four varied individuals together in one small flat. Stubbornly independen... t Dina, widowed early, takes in Maneck, the college-aged son of a more prosperous childhood friend and, more reluctantly, Ishvar and Om, uncle and nephew tailors fleeing low-caste origins and astonishing hardships. The reader first learns the characters' separate, compelling histories of brief joys and abiding sorrows, then watches as barriers of class, suspicion, and politeness are gradually dissolved. Even more affecting than Mistry's depictions of squalor and grotesque injustice is his study of friendships emerging unexpectedly, naturally. The novel's coda is cruel and heart-wrenching but deeply honest.
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 25/01/2007
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom
  • Edition: Main
  • Pages: 624
  • Dimensions (mm): 198x126x37mm
  • Weight: 473g
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 25/01/2007
  • Author:Rohinton Mistry

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