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Author Name:    MISTRY, Rohinton

Title:   Family Matters. 1st Cdn in dj. signed.

Publisher:    McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2002, ISBN:0771061277 

Seller ID:   75271

MISTRY, Rohinton. Family Matters . (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (2002). First Canadian Printing. Pp. (8),1-487,(9). 8vo, grey cloth with black lettering to spine. "This new novel takes us to Bombay in the mid-1990s. Nariman Vakeel is a seventy-nine-year-old Parsi widower and the patriarch of asmall discordant family. Beset by Parkinson's disease and haunted by memor ies of the past, he lives in a once-elegant apartment wtih his two middle-aged stepchildren - Coomy, bitter and domineering, and her brother, Jal, mild-mannered and acquiescent. When Nariman's illness is compounded by a broken ankle, Coomy plots to turn his round-the-clock care over to Roxana, his sweet-tempered daughter. She succeeds, but not without cost, and eventually Nariman takes up residence with Roxana, her husband, Yezad, and their two young ssons. 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 family's love-torn past - that leads to the narrative's final outcome." - from the dj. Vg-fine in clean, crisp, unclipped dj. Signed without inscription by Mistry on the title page. 40.00


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