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Family Matters - Rohinton Mistry
Family Matters
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Rohinton Mistry’s enthralling novel is at once a domestic drama and an intently observed portrait of present-day Bombay in all its vitality and corruption. At the age of seventy-nine, Nariman Vakeel, already suffering from Parkinson’s disease, breaks an ankle and finds himself wholly dependent... show more
Rohinton Mistry’s enthralling novel is at once a domestic drama and an intently observed portrait of present-day Bombay in all its vitality and corruption. At the age of seventy-nine, Nariman Vakeel, already suffering from Parkinson’s disease, breaks an ankle and finds himself wholly dependent on his family. His step-children, Coomy and Jal, have a spacious apartment (in the inaptly named Chateau Felicity), but are too squeamish and resentful to tend to his physical needs. Nariman must now turn to his younger daughter, Roxana, her husband, Yezad, and their two sons, who share a small, crowded home. Their decision will test not only their material resources but, in surprising ways, all their tolerance, compassion, integrity, and faith. Sweeping and intimate, tragic and mirthful, Family Matters is a work of enormous emotional power.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375703423 (037570342X)
ASIN: 037570342X
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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Calyre
Calyre rated it
Il tritura la verrue sous son oreille droite. "N'y a-t-il pas un proverbe qui dit que quand Dieu nous envoie des difficultés, il nous procure aussi la force et la sagesse pour les résoudre?"Il dit que ce n'était pas la peine, qu'il voulait garder son balcon tel quel, la situation n'était que tempora...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it
3.0 Family Matters
ETA: The only reason I originally gave this three rather than two stars was that:1. it accurately describes the deplorable way we today deal with old age and sickness in MANY countries of the world, and2. not all blame was heaped on the government. People are who they are and unfortunately we often ...
Lotus wild over sakura
Lotus wild over sakura rated it
5.0 Family Matters
As Nariman counts his last breaths amid the serene violin rendition of Brahms Lullaby, played by Daisy, my mind races through a gloomy apartment where the stale odor of eau de cologne amalgamates in the air of misery thriving among the bustling of outside traffic and noisy vendors trying to earn the...
JulieM
JulieM rated it
5.0 Family Matters
Nariman Vakeel suffers from Parkinson's Disease and is living the end of his life with his stepchildren, Jal and Coomy. Although Jal and Coomy have a spacious apartment with enough room for Nariman, their relationship has always been strained and resentment over taking care of Nariman has gradually...
My Secret Hideout
My Secret Hideout rated it
3.0 Family Matters
A very slow novel that contain heart-felt moments and funny little devious schemes. Thia book, as I found out through my English teacher, has deeper meaning than just family. WHY CAN'T SOMETHING JUST BE SIMPLE. WHY MUST I OVER-ANALYSE THIS?
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