Family matters

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Set in Bombay in the mid-1990s,Family Matterstells 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 Mattershas 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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9780375403736
9780375703423
037570342
9781597777278
9780307773388
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subject_facet Apartment houses -- Fiction, Mumbai (India) -- Fiction, Older men -- Fiction, Parent and adult child -- Fiction, Parkinson's disease -- Patients -- Fiction, Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction, Stepfamilies -- Fiction
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