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Family matters

Author: Rohinton Mistry
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mistry, Rohinton, 1952-
Family matters.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002
(OCoLC)681311280
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rohinton Mistry
ISBN: 0375403736 9780375403736 9780375703423 037570342X
OCLC Number: 52069921
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Description: 431 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Rohinton Mistry.

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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.

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