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The Resource Family Matters, Rohinton Mistry, (electronic resource)

Family Matters, Rohinton Mistry, (electronic resource)

Label
Family Matters
Title
Family Matters
Statement of responsibility
Rohinton Mistry
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
This story centres on a 79-year-old Parsi widower named Nariman who lives with his stepson and stepdaughter. Nariman's wife died many years before, leaving behind the two children from her first marriage and the daughter, Roxanna, they had together.
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Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2003.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2002.
  • Canadian Authors Association Literary Awards, MOSAID Technologies Inc. Award for Fiction, 2003.
  • Kiriyama Prize for Fiction, 2002.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2002
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069034
Cataloging source
NOV
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1952-
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Mistry, Rohinton
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Family Matters, Rohinton Mistry, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307773388
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522e209b-203d-49e6-8ae2-d06d85208397
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Family Matters, Rohinton Mistry, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307773388
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
522e209b-203d-49e6-8ae2-d06d85208397
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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