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The Resource Family matters, Rohinton Mistry

Family matters, Rohinton Mistry

Label
Family matters
Title
Family matters
Statement of responsibility
Rohinton Mistry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Parkinson's 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 Roxana's 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 narrative's 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Mistry, Rohinton
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Parkinson's disease
  • Parent and adult child
  • Bombay (India)
  • Stepfamilies
  • Older men
Target audience
adult
Label
Family matters, Rohinton Mistry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Borzoi book."
  • Some pbk. copies have imprint: New York : Vintage International, 2003 (1st Vintage International ed.)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
431 p.
Isbn
9780375403736
Lccn
2002109566
System control number
(Sirsi) AFX-6932
Label
Family matters, Rohinton Mistry
Publication
Note
  • "A Borzoi book."
  • Some pbk. copies have imprint: New York : Vintage International, 2003 (1st Vintage International ed.)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
431 p.
Isbn
9780375403736
Lccn
2002109566
System control number
(Sirsi) AFX-6932

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