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Saraswati Park

Author: Anjali Joseph
Publisher: Leicester : Ulverscroft, 2011.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fêted for its electric chaos, the city of Bombay also accommodates pockets of calm. In one such enclave works Mohan, a contemplative man who has spent his life observing people from his seat as a letter writer outside the main post office, but whose lack of engagement has caused a thawing of his marriage. At this deliacte moment Mohan - and his wife, Lakshmi - are joined at their home in Saraswati Park by their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anjali Joseph
ISBN: 9781444808605 1444808605
OCLC Number: 751823332
Notes: Originally published: London: Fourth Estate, 2010.
Description: 1 volume (large print) ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Anjali Joseph.

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"Fêted for its electric chaos, the city of Bombay also accommodates pockets of calm. In one such enclave works Mohan, a contemplative man who has spent his life observing people from his seat as a letter writer outside the main post office, but whose lack of engagement has caused a thawing of his marriage. At this deliacte moment Mohan - and his wife, Lakshmi - are joined at their home in Saraswati Park by their nephew, Ashish, a diffident, sexually uncertain 19-year-old who has to repeat his final year in college ... the lives of each of the three characters are thrown into relief by the comical frustrations of family life: annoying relatives, unspoken yearnings and unheard grievances. When Lakshmi loses her only brother, she leaves Bombay for a relative's home to mourn not only the death of a sibling but also the vital force of her marriage. Ashish, meanwhile, embarks on an affair with a much richer boy in his college and, not long afterwards, succumbs to the overtures of his English tutor. As Mohan scribbles away in the margins of the sort of books he secretly hopes to write one day, he worries about whether his wife will return, what will become of Ashish, and if he himself will ever find his own voice to write from the margins about the centre of which he will never be a part."--Publisher description.

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